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The five-acre entrance to the National Recreation Area's Jones Bridge tract will remain undeveloped, protecting a stream running through the property and acting as buffer between a residential subdivision and the river. TPL and partners have helped protect nearly 70 miles of frontage along the Chattahoochee River since 1997.

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These 55 acres in Fulton County will connect existing National Park Service land to the local Roswell Riverwalk, furthering efforts to create an extensive greenway along the Chattahoochee River. TPL purchased the land and transferred it to the National Park Service.

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The land will provide pedestrian access between existing parks along an undeveloped stretch of the Chattahoochee River and also will provide habitat for a variety of plant and animal species. TPL purchased the property from a local developer using privately donated funds and plans to transfer it to the National Park Service within the year.

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Residents approved $125 million to preserve green space, repair deteriorating parks, and create more ball fields in the rapidly developing metro Atlanta county. Newly elected county CEO Vernon Jones proposed the measure as part of an effort to ensure that every child live within a ten-minute walk of a park, trail, or natural area. TPL helped supporters with fundraising, polling, and media relation efforts. The measure passed with 58% of the vote.

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The purchase of 295 acres in Forsyth County known as "Indian Seats" completes the protection of the Sawnee Mountain ridgeline and creates one of the largest conserved open spaces in Metropolitan Atlanta--nearly three times the size of Atlanta's Piedmont Park. Funds for the project came from the county's Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, passed in 1998.

Amid the fastest growing city in history, J.C. Hyde reminds Atlanta of its roots in the land

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Rising 300 feet above the Ocmulgee River flooplain, 165-acre Brown's Mount offers views of the Wildlife Refuge and the Macon skyline. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will lease the property to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Macon's Museum of Arts and Sciences will conduct educational programs there.

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The recent acquisition of 67 acres will add more than 4,300 feet of river frontage and increase hiking trails in Gwinnett County by expanding two existing tracts totaling more than 490 acres. The existing parcels were acquired through a partnership between TPL, Gwinnett County, the National Park Service and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. In total, more than two miles will now be protected along the river, making it the longest community river park in America.

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Previously zoned for the development of 42 townhouses, this 38-acre acqusition includes more than 2000 feet along the Chattahoochee River. Local residents raised more than $250,000 toward the purchase of the land, creating momentum to save the entire Chttahoochee riverfront within Roswell. Eventually the seven-mile Roswell River Walk will connect three units of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

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This 130-acre tract, north of Settles Bridge in rapidly-growing Gwinnett County, Georgia, was targeted for acquisition by the National Park Service over 20 years ago. TPL acquired the land for eventual protection as a riverside nature preserve by the National Park Service and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The project is part of a multiyear effort by TPL and its partners to create a 180-mile Chattahoochee River Greenway.