Trust for Public Land River & Blues Co-chair Jimmy Cushman, Coca-Cola Chief Sustainability Officer Bea Perez, Co-chair Jackie Cushman and State Trust for Public Land Director Curt Soper.

The Trust for Public Land is returning to the Chattahoochee River for the sixth annual Celebration of Land on Oct. 19.

The Trust has helped conserve 16,000 acres of the river’s watershed over the last two decades and has just begun the reclamation of Proctor Creek, a seven-mile greenway that will connect the Atlanta Beltline with the river.

With the theme of River & Blues, this year’s fundraiser will be held at Riverview Landing, an 82-acre reclamation site (it was formerly a scrap yard) along the Chattahoochee River. Jamestown Properties owns the land and is responsible for its restoration. It is slated for a mix of homes, shops, restaurants and green space.

Northsiders Jackie and Jimmy Cushman are the chairs for this year’s Celebration of Land, which has raised more than $500,000 for land conservation over the last five years.

The casual evening will feature dinner, live music, dancing and a silent auction on the banks of the river. The event will honor Bea Perez, Chief Sustainability Officer at Coca-Cola, for her work focusing on water and well-being.

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