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Friday, October 21, 2011 - 7:39am

Global Stage For Georgia's Outdoors

Two Georgia projects are set to be included in a federal report outlining the most promising ways to reconnect Americans to the natural world.

The report is the result of meetings between Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, governors from around the country and other officials to gather ideas for the president's America's Great Outdoors initiative. The program aims to encourage conservation and interaction with the natural world.

The Get Outdoors Georgia program and a multi-use trail system at Panola Mountain State Park are among 100 projects around the country that will be highlighted in the report.

The report represents what states believe are the best investments to support a healthy, active population, conserve wildlife and working lands, and create travel, tourism and outdoor recreation jobs across the country.

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