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Fayette County Based Nonprofit, the Southern Conservation Trust Conserves 3,600 Acres in December

PEACHTREE CITY, Feb 15, 2017 – The Southern Conservation Trust announces its largest increase in conserved land in the land trust’s 23-year history.  In August, the Trust had 2,800 acres under conservation – with a primary focus on the southern crescent of Atlanta.  As of Jan. 1, 2017 the Trust now holds conservation easements on 6,010 acres across the state of Georgia, including multiple coastal wetlands in the Savannah area. “Building on the organization’s strong foundation, we have been able to significantly expand our reach in the past 90 days,” said Katie Pace, who became SCT’s Executive Director in August. “Conserving land is the primary focus of the organization, and I am thrilled to have the chance to conserve an additional 3,800 acres of resource valuable land across the great state of Georgia in December.” Of the 3,600 acres conserved, 1,878 acres are historical marshlands on the Georgia coast that include multiple histortic trees on the Live Oak Registry, with the remaining acreage spread out among Henry, Hancock, Oglethorpe, Floyd, Dekalb, and Newton counties, providing much needed greenspace to communities throughout Georgia. “Moving into 2017, we are poised to work with the local community to protect additional greenspace and rivers […]

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Save the Date: SCT’s Annual Benefit June 8th, 2017

Join us for an incredible evening showcasing local chefs, farmers, and merchants. Al fresco dining, music, and auctions on a beautiful property preserved under a conservation easement. All proceeds benefit the Southern Conservation Trust. Thursday, June 8th 6pm-9pm at Scarbrough Preserve, Rowland Road, Brooks, GA. More information to come shortly.  

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Join the Southern Conservation Trust: Help us make a difference in our community, with Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics Week.

Join the Southern Conservation Trust Help us make a difference in our community, with Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics Week. What is Leave No Trace? The mission of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is to protect the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly, making them an ideal partner for the Southern Conservation Trust. We have multiple opportunities for you to join us in leaving no trace this week! Leave No Trace in  Every Park Wednesday, October 19th 6:00pm at the Fayette County Library – Community Room. Sign up. Leave No Trace for Homeschoolers Thursday, October 20th 1:00pm at the Fayette County Library – Community Room. Sign up. Leave No Trace in our Parks Community Forum Friday, October 21st 9:00am at the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. Sign up. Cashe-In/Trash-Out with Leave No Trace Saturday, October 22nd 9:00am at The Ridge Nature Area Fayetteville – Picnic Area. Sign up. Mountain Bike with Leave No Trace Saturday, October 22nd 2:00pm at The Ridge Nature Area Fayetteville – Picnic Area. Sign up. Hiking with Leave No Trace Sunday, October 23rd 2:00pm at Line Creek Nature Area Peachtree City – Arena. Sign up.

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