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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.

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Dale Allen, Southeast Regional Director for The Trust for Public Land, and TPL's Georgia Advisory Council names Helen Tapp the new TPL Georgia State Director.

A city known for traffic and sprawl sets the standard for 21st-century parks with a 22-mile circle of green.

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Pulte Homes, developer of the Edinburgh riverfront golf community near Suwanee, Georgia, has donated a 70-foot-wide corridor along a mile-long stretch of the Chattahoochee to the National Park Service (NPS). The Trust for Public Land facilitated the property acquisition, which was completed in the summer of 2005.

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In early 2005, the Trust for Public Land donated and assigned a conservation easement to the National Park Service that not only permanently protects an important piece of the Chattahoochee River corridor, but also enlarges the size of the NPS headquarters for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

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- The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national non-profit private land conservation organization, today announced it has completed the acquisition of the 100-acre track of land located across the road from the historic Chief Vann House at Spring Place in M

In 2004 The Trust for Public Land commissioned renowned park planner Alexander Garvin to produce this report: The BeltLine Emerald Necklace: Atlanta's New Public Realm.

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TPL donated 178 acres of prime river front property to the City of West Point. Formerly known as the Zachry tract, the site buffers nearly a mile of river frontage and is heavily forested with mixed hardwoods and pines. The site will connect with an existing active recreation park via a riverfront greenway, and will include multiuse hiking trails, scenic overlooks, picnic shelters, public boat launches and a 300-person amphitheater for community events.

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Fulton County recently purchased a scenic riverfront property filled with mixed hardwoods and pines within the floodplain of the Chattahoochee River greenway. The county plans to preserve the 52-acre tract (formerly known as the Hodges tract) as greenspace with passive recreation, such as a biking and hiking trail system along the river. The county used part of its Georgia Community Greenspace grant monies to fund the acquisition.

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The Environmental Committee of the Paulding County Chamber of Commerce unveiled the county's new Greenprint Paulding County- a proactive, collaborative approach to land conservation planning and economic development. The plan, which was in the making for the past year, was shared with the general public at a Chamber forum today in Dallas, Georgia.