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The Impact of an Integrated Park System

Park Pride’s 16th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference is approaching on Monday, March 27th and its theme, Connecting with Parks, will focus on the challenges presented by metropolitan areas.

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The Future Burns Bright

As a former teacher and a lifelong educator, I am proud of my role in this program that is giving diverse, urban youth new options for the future.

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Not So Lonely at the Top: Lessons from a Co-Executive Director

Written by Connie Veates, Co-Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer, Trees Atlanta Originally Published by Georgia Nonprofit NOW, Fall 2016 Last month, Greg Levine and I celebrated our five-year anniversary as Trees Atlanta Co-Executive Directors. We originally pitched this leadership model …

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An Urban Perspective on the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act

The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act would dedicate a portion of the existing tax on outdoor recreation equipment to land conservation projects including urban parks and greenspace.

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Advocating for Land Conservation – For Our Economy and the Environment

As the foundation of major industries like tourism, agriculture and forestry, there is no question that land is one of Georgia’s most valuable assets, but it is also a finite resource that that must be used wisely.

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Our Ten Year Resolution

By The Staff of Trees Atlanta As 2016 comes to a close, Trees Atlanta’s staff is busy planning for the next several years. We yearn to do more and be more effective in all that we do: creating new and …

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Affordable Housing – The Challenge and the Opportunity

As the new deputy executive director for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, I am excited to join the team whose mission is to enable the project and to engage and empower the people who live, work and play around it.

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The Symbols of Our City

In 2017, let’s not take our urban parks for granted. Let’s place more emphasis on caring for our green spaces as the symbols of Atlanta that make it such a wonderful place to live.

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Fighting Fire with Fire

That haze on the horizon and smell of char in the air isn’t from one of our carefully planned fires – it’s evidence of the wildfires, burning for weeks in the forests of Georgia and neighboring states.

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How You Can Continue to Help Deliver the Atlanta BeltLine Vision

By Rob Brawner, Executive Director of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership The Atlanta BeltLine is both simple and remarkably complex. Its simplicity is felt when we connect with fellow Atlantans walking, biking, running and otherwise enjoying the parts of the Atlanta …

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