The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is adding 22 acres that will anchor future trails, officials of the Sandy Springs-based recreation area announced Sept. 15.

The Trust for Public land is donating the acreage, which is located at Rogers Bridge in Johns Creek and is valued at $1.45 million. The land will help protect more than 850 feet of the Chattahoochee and will provide an anchor for future trails, the agency said in a press release.

A celebration of the donation is scheduled for Sept. 24, starting at 10 a.m. The program will include a scavenger hunt and history and wildlife presentations, the press release said.

The Chattahoochee River recreation area consists of a 48-mile stretch of the river and thousands of acres in 15 land units along its corridor, according to its website. The park provides outdoor recreation for more than 3 million visitors a year, according to the website.

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