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Chattanooga's Terminal BrewHouse has created a new beer and will donate 20% of the proceeds from "Old Baldy ESB" sales in September to helping save Stringer's Ridge, which The Trust for Public Land is protecting for conservation.

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The Chattanooga office of The Trust for Public Land announced today that it will postpone the public input meeting for Stringer's Ridge Park originally scheduled for Thursday, June 25th, since it conflicts with Mayor Littlefield's State of the City address.Rick Wood, executive director of the trust's Chattanooga office, said TPL was unaware of the conflict when the meeting date was set. "There is no way we would want to conflict with an important civic event like the State of the City address, so we're postponing until a later date," said Mr. Wood.

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The Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit land conservation organization, was honored for its work to preserve historic Stringer's Ridge in downtown Chattanooga by Pilgrim Congregational Church on Saturday with the presentation of the church's first Robert Sparks Walker Sustainability Awards.

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The preservation of Stringer's Ridge moved another step closer with the purchase late Friday of a key 37-acre site by The Trust for Public Land. The property is part of a 92-acre site that covers the four hilltops along Stringer's Ridge, which rises above the Hill City neighborhood in North Chattanooga.

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A 2,171-acre tract of land that protects the drinking water for residents of Kentucky has been purchased by The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and will eventually be added to the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, TPL announced today.

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The Trust for Public Land's (TPL's) effort to preserve 92 acres on Stringer's Ridge will do more than preserve a view, according to Jim Johnson, president of the Chattanooga Bicycle Club, which has pledged $5,000 to TPL's Save Stringer's Ridge Campaign (www.tpl.org/stringersridge). The club will also match donations from bicycle club members and other outdoor clubs or club members, up to an additional $5,000.

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The preservation of Stringer's Ridge moved another step closer today when the executive board of The Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit land conservation organization, voted to protect 92 acres on the Chattanooga ridgetop through a combination of acquisition and conservation easement.

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U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and U.S. Congressman Zach Wamp (R-3) joined the National Park Service (NPS), The Trust for Public Land, and other project supporters at Point Park on Lookout Mountain today, to celebrate the recent conservation of 382 acres of Lookout Mountain battlefield lands as part of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

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U.S. Congressman Zach Wamp (TN-3) joined the National Park Service, The Trust for Public Land (TPL), and other local officials, non-profits and supporters today to announce and celebrate the inclusion of 145 acres of historic land in the Lookout Valley as part of the Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military Parkland that figured prominently in the Union assault on Lookout Mountain.

Places of remembrance and more: Civil War battlefields have become important community resources.

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