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On the last day of 2012, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) purchased a critical property from The Trust for Public Land that will connect the recently opened Eastside Trail with Historic Fourth Ward Park. Funding for the acquisition came from private donations to the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Capital Campaign. This “Gateway” connection, when completed, will for the first time link this new park to the rest of the Atlanta BeltLine, which connects to Piedmont Park and the Freedom Park Trail leading to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library complex.

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The Trust for Public Land has protected nearly 7 acres of Chattahoochee River frontage north of Helen, Ga., as an addition to the Chattahoochee National Forest. The property fronts more than 500 feet of the Chattahoochee River’s western bank, and it will now be available for public access to the river, also popular for trout fishing.

To date, The Trust for Public Land has transformed a 48-mile stretch of the river—part of the Chattachoochee River National Recreation Area—from a dumping ground to a clean, vibrant waterway.

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Two more acres will be added to the Lost Corner Preserve today, completing long-standing plans to forever protect the forested land in the city of Sandy Springs.

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The Trust for Public Land has purchased a 20-acre Soque River property in Habersham County, Ga., and will work to secure its addition to the Chattahoochee National Forest. The property fronts the Soque River, a popular cold water stream destination for fly fishers, and is bounded on two sides by the Chattahoochee National Forest adjacent to the Tray Mountain Wilderness Area.

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Today the Trust for Public Land and the USDA Forest Service announced the completion of the transfer of 901 acres of Trust for Public Land owned property within the boundaries of the Oconee National Forest to the Forest Service.

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Two new Division Directors and a new state director for Georgia were appointed Tuesday as part of The Trust for Public Land's focus on building parks and programs in America's urban areas.

Press release

Channel 2 WSB-TV, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), today announced finalists for Atlanta’s 2011 Cox Conserves Heroes program.

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The Trust for Public Land today announced it has donated 22 acres of land to expand the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. The land, worth $1.45 million and located at the foot of the historic Rogers Bridge in Johns Creek, protects more than 850 feet of the Chattahoochee and will be the future anchor for National Park Service trails and green space.

Press release

Authentically clad soldiers will converge on the original Resaca conflict site in Gordon County, Georgia, to commemorate the 147th anniversary of a turning point in the Civil War, the first major battle in General William Sherman's March to the Sea and the eventual burning of Atlanta. The reenactment is one of few to occur on an original battle site.