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CHATTAHOOCHEE NATURE CENTER GETS NEW BOARDWALK

 ATLANTA, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia-Pacific Corp. (NYSE: GP) volunteers, using lumber donated by the company, constructed an elevated boardwalk at the Chattahoochee Nature Center on Sept. 18, reopening the park's popular wetlands area to thousands of visitors.
 The boardwalk, built with 18,600 board feet of treated southern pine, replaced a ground-level walkway that frequently flooded. A ? Nature Center visitors have access to the boardwalk, which is used by schools to teach 65,000 students a year about the local environment.
 Georgia-Pacific's Pearson, Ga., sawmill donated the lumber. About 35 volunteers from the company's Service Stars program and the Industrial Wood Products Division built the boardwalk.
 Greg Greer, executive director of the non-profit Chattahoochee Nature Center, said: "The new boardwalk now gives us year-round access to our greatest resource for environmental education. This is the only outdoor wetlands teaching area in metropolitan Atlanta. Without Georgia- Pacific's assistance, we could not have accomplished this project."
 "We work daily to protect the environment, and part of the effort involves educating people to respect it," said Lee Thomas, Georgia- Pacific's senior vice president of environmental and government affairs. "The Chattahoochee Nature Center is one of Atlanta's premier environmental education facilities, and we are proud to support it."
 Georgia-Pacific, headquartered in Atlanta, is one of the world's largest forest products companies.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo available upon request from Georgia- Pacific./
 /CONTACT: John Buchholz of Georgia-Pacific, 404-220-6098, or Greg Greer of Chattahoochee Nature Center, 404-992-2055/
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