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Southern Conservation Trust Seeks Accreditation

 

Southern Conservation Trust has embarked in its third decade of providing land protection, natural resource conservation, environmental education and passive recreation to South Metro Atlanta.  Recognizing the value of continuing to enlist the tools and resources needed to impact our community, Southern Conservation Trust is seeking to attain national accreditation through Land Trust Alliance.

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Southern Conservation Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for accreditation. A public comment period is now open.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. “Achieving accreditation is another step in ensuring that Southern Conservation Trust provides our community with well-conceived programs that add value to our community and meet or exceed best practices by professional environmental standards,” said SCT Board Chair Tami Morris.

“Building community support is vital to our mission and achieving accreditation allows everyone to be confident that the Trust is committed to ensuring our quality of life keeps nature nearby for future generations,” said Pam Young, Executive Director.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Southern Conservation Trust complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see Land Trust Standards and Practices .

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit

Land Trust Accreditation then choose Comment on a first-time applicant. Pick Southern Conservation Trust in the applicant dropdown box. You may also email your comment to info@landtrustaccreditation.org . Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 112 Spring Street, Suite 204, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. The deadline to submit comments for consideration on Southern Conservation Trust’s application is June 1, 2014.

 
Save The Date! Farm To Table 2014

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  Thursday, June 19, 2014

Farm To Table is a big part of Southern Conservation Trust’s mission to preserve   greenspace and farmland in your community.

You can greatly help in these efforts by participating on the planning committee, engaging as one of our chefs or farms and/or by becoming an event sponsor or donating a service/item for the silent auction.  Sponsor information here.

If you’ve been looking for a way to associate your business with a local non-profit that benefits the entire community, this is it. By donating your goods or services you will support conservation and improve the quality of life in our area. For information contact Pam at p.young@sctlandtrust.org .

 
Nature Camp Registration Begins April 1st!

Camp W.I.L.D.  - Enrollment limited!

(Water!  Insects!  Leaves!  Dirt!)

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Summer Day Camp

 June 9 -13, 23-27 & July 14-17
M-F 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Line Creek Nature Area
Peachtree City

 

 

 

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Birding Hike 2014

 

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Birding Hike
April 26th, 7:30 am
Sams Lake Sanctuary

Guided by Brock Hutchins and Jim Coleman
 

Adults and mature teens welcome

 

 
Visit Us for Earth Day

 

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Saturday, April 26, 2014
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Courthouse Square
Fayetteville, Georgia

We’ll be at the Fayette County Earth Day celebration April 26th. Please come visit us – we’d love to hear your opinion about land conservation and greenspace preservation in your community. It’ll be a great chance to learn more about Southern Conservation Trust and get involved with the many volunteer opportunities we have coming up this spring and summer.

 

 
Every Donation Helps

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Thanks to all who support the Trust, with your help we have touched many lives and truly made a difference in your community.

For $35, you become a member of the only land trust serving the Southern Crescent.

Your gift, sponsorship or membership helps the Trust to:

  • maintain 4 public nature areas which have more than 30,000 visitors annually
  • monitor 1632 acres of pubic and private preserves according to state and federal guidelines
  • comply with state annual reporting requirements for conservation preserves
  • partner with community stakeholders to ensure future generations have natural resources and a thriving community
  • provide leadership development opportunities for young people in Boy and Girl Scouts, school clubs and volunteer opportunities
  • offer educational programs