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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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Think Globally, Act Locally

Atlanta is the City in the Forest, and like a forest we will stand strong as the world changes around us, reaching upward toward our collective higher purpose.

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Parks & The Pursuit of Happiness

The changes brought by TSPLOST and MARTA transportation referenda will bring the proven health and wellness benefits of greenspace to more Atlantans, but they will strengthen the fabric of our city as we become more connected and integrated.

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Together Through the Storm

Despite its force, Hurricane Matthew brought people together, and despite the divisive tone of this election season, a value for conserving land and water is one that unites us all.

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