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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.

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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.

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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.

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A new playground has opened at Cleopas R. Johnson Park near downtown Atlanta with the help of a $100,000 grant from MetLife Foundation.

About the watershedLocated one hour west of Atlanta, the Upper Little Tallapoosa River (ULTR), which provides drinking water to the cities of Carrollton, Temple and Villa Rica, encompasses 95 square miles and lies almost entirely within Carroll County, Georgia, in the Piedmont region of the...

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The Trust for Public Land announced today the protection of 581 acres of key habitat and wildlife lands as part of the Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge located six miles south of Macon, Georgia.

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WSB-TV announced Don Wells as Atlanta's 2009 Cox Conserves Hero. Wells was nominated for the program, selected as a finalist by local environmental leaders, and ultimately chosen as the winner after receiving the most votes in an online public poll. Mountain Stewards, Wells' environmental, nonprofit organization of choice, will receive a $5,000 donation.

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Helen Tapp, Georgia Director of the Trust for Public Land (TPL), was chosen by Atlanta Woman as one of 16 new non-profit leaders to speak at a luncheon honoring the achievements of 20 Women of the Year/Fan Males at the Community Heroes Luncheon on March 24, 2009 at the Retreat of Dunwoody.