WEST POINT, Ga. (AP) — More public land is being added along the Chattahoochee River in west Georgia, with the aim of providing more access to the waterway that forms the Georgia-Alabama border.
The nonprofit Trust for Public Land on Tuesday announced the donation of 124 acres in the West Point area.
The organization, which works to protect public land across the country, said in a statement the land being protected along the Chattahoochee is part of larger plans to create "greenway" areas along the river.
The trust said West Point envisions a public greenway on either side of the Chattahoochee from the city to the West Point Dam Recreation Area. The group said the land donation also supports a goal of creating the Chattahoochee River Blueway, a paddling route from West Point Lake to Columbus.
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