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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.

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A 485-acre property that buffers 1.4 miles of the Chattahoochee River and which served for more than a century as the "gateway" to Carroll County has been permanently protected.

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Atlantan Ralph Edwards has been named a 2008 recipient of The Trust for Public Land's Douglas P. Ferguson Award for his outstanding service and extraordinary commitment to conserving land for people, it was announced today.

The Trust for Public Land was hired by the City of St. Marys to help develop a conservation vision greenprint for Camden County.

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The City of Sandy Springs, working with The Trust for Public Land, the Sandy Springs Conservancy, and the Georgia Land Conservation Program (GLCP) - which provided grant funding from the state of Georgia - has acquired a 22-acre site for conservation in the city of Sandy Springs.

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Hyde Farm, a high-profile, historic property and one of the last working farms near Atlanta, will be protected and kept intact, The Trust for Public Land, a national conservation organization, announced today.

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When the Georgia office of the Trust for Public Land began its Chattahoochee River Land Protection Campaign in the mid 1990's, its goal was to protect central Georgia's drinking water and provide recreational opportunities by creating a 180-mile greenway along the banks of the Chattahoochee-a greenway that would stretch from Helen to Lake Lanier to Columbus, Georgia.