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Pony Up for TPL in support of The Trust for Public Land

September 1, 2010

Georgia Conservation Workhorse Hosts Fundraiser

It’s time to “Pony Up for TPL” in support of The Trust for Public Land

Georgia’s premier land conservation organization is a well-kept secret, but the impact that The Trust for Public Land has had over the past two decades is remarkable.  Among TPL’s accomplishments are: 78 acres of future Atlanta Beltline urban green space: SAVED; 580 acres of wildlife wetlands in Middle Georgia: SAVED; 16,000 acres of Chattahoochee River watershed: SAVED; and 18 properties in MLK’s childhood neighborhood; SAVED. Since its inception in 1991, The Trust for Public Land (TPL) Georgia office has conserved over 20,000 acres of land in the state– and now it’s time to celebrate!

Sunday, October 10, 2010, TPL will hold its second annual fundraising event, “Pony Up For TPL: A Celebration of Land,” sponsored by SunTrust, Wellspring Financial, King and Spalding, Empire Distributors, BNY Mellon and Halpern Enterprises.  The event will take place on the Vinings Polo fields, overlooking the banks of the Chattahoochee River.  TPL Georgia Advisory Board Chairman, David Martin, commented, “For almost twenty years the Trust for Public Land in Georgia has quietly helped communities from around the state preserve land for people.  With our second annual party, we look forward to spreading awareness of the work of TPL and raising critical funds to support the conservation work of The Trust for Public Land in Georgia

This festive gathering of Georgians on an exquisite piece of property will showcase the very mission of TPL; saving land for people. Chuck Leavell, Rolling Stones keyboardist, and his wife Rose Lane, are honorary hosts for the evening and will be recognized as Conservation Champions while TPL celebrates its successes, recognizes supporters and anticipates the future– Polo style!  As part of the festivities, Sponsors and Patrons will be given an opportunity to watch a live polo match Saturday (weather and field conditions permitting), before the Pony Up event.  300+ attendees are anticipated at Pony Up for TPL dressed casual- Polo chic with sensible shoes. A Pimm’s Cup Reception will be held directly before the party to honor the Leavells, Patrons, and Sponsors. Tickets are $100; for more information please contact elizmartin@aol.com; 404-351-8208

Photo taken in Atlanta area

Image via Wikipedia

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About The Trust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national nonprofit land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and natural areas, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. Since 1972, TPL has worked with willing landowners, community groups, and national, state, and local agencies to complete more than 3,500 land conservation projects in 47 states, protecting 2.5 million acres. TPL has helped states and communities craft and pass over 330 ballot measures, generating almost $25 billion in new conservation-related funding. In Georgia, TPL has conserved over 20,000 acres and has been instrumental in three primary programmatic areas: Parks for People (including the Atlanta BeltLine and other urban projects), Chattahoochee River Protection Campaign (Phase III) and Georgia Green (also called G2).

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