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This week the Trust for Public Land (TPL) handed over two properties as public open space that will protect drinking water for Carroll County, Georgia. The protections utilize funding from the Georgia Greenspace Act, which TPL played a leading role in creating.A significant portion of the Upper Little Tallapoosa River watershed and a tributary of the watershed, Buffalo Creek, will be conserved and provide protection of a significant drinking water source for the City of Carrollton and Carroll County.

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The Georgia chapter of the Trust for Public Land has recently acquired two important properties: one a virtually undeveloped stretch of land along the river, approximately 2 miles upstream from downtown Helen (formerly owned by the Abernathy); and the other, a little further downriver and the site of hand dug Cherokee Indian gold mines (known as the Hamilton tract).

Ten action strategies for protecting source waters in the Upper Little Tallapoosa Watershed.

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The City of Duluth recently received a check for $600,000 from The Trust for Public Land to help the city with its green space acquisition and land conservation efforts

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The Trust for Public Land conveyed 287 acres in White County, Georgia to the United States of America this month. The land (formerly known as the Chambers' property) will be managed by the USDA Forest Service as part of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Funding for the acquisition was provided by the Land & Water Conservation Fund.

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The Trust for Public Land conveyed 10 acres in McIntosh County, Georgia to the State of Georgia. The land will be managed by the State's Department of Natural Resources as part of the Ft. King George State Historic Site. Partial funding for the project was provided by the Land & Water Conservation Fund which is administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior

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5/1/2003 -- A team of land use and water management experts today released a report made possible in part by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that recommends Carroll County and the cities of Carrollton and Villa Rica take key steps to ensure that their supply of drinking water remains ample and clean.

The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts and the USDA Forest Service, conducted Source Water Stewardship Projects in four pilot watersheds throughout the United States to demonstrate land use conservation and forest management practices for source water protection. The Upper Little Tallapoosa watershed in Georgia was one of the pilot projects.

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The structure is the last remaining gristmill in the county and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and played a central role in the community's history. The Hall County Historical Society Chairman will raise $600,000 to preserve and restore the mill, and then assume its long-term management.

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The heavily wooded property features large rock outcroppings and dramatic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is a critical link to existing projected lands. Forsyth County purchased the property from a private owner using funds from the Georgia Community Greenspace Program, the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, and general county revenues. It will be managed by the county parks department and the nonprofit Sawnee Mountain Foundation.