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Land near Forsyth added to Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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Forsyth County News

SUGAR HILL — A national land conservation group working to protect land for public use says 47 acres have been added to the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in nearby Sugar Hill.


The San Francisco-based Trust for Public Land and the National Park Service on Tuesday announced details of the land acquisition.


The Trust for Public Land says the additional 47 acres along the Chattahoochee will nearly complete an eight-mile corridor of conserved public land along the river.


Curt Soper, the trust's Georgia state director, said protecting the land from development will give people more access to the river and the outdoors.


It's the second Chattahoochee River conservation project completed by the trust this month following a 133-acre addition to public lands near the river in Johns Creek.