Fayette County Based Nonprofit
Now Protects Over 16,300 Acres in Georgia and Tennessee
Furthering conservation by achieving Guidestar Platinum Transparency
PEACHTREE CITY, Feb. 6, 2018 – The Southern Conservation Trust announces its largest increase in conserved land in the land trust’s 25-year history.  In early 2016, the Trust had just over 2,800 acres under conservation – with a primary focus on the southern crescent of Atlanta.  As of today, the Trust now protects over 16,300 acres across throughout Georgia and Tennessee, including multiple coastal wetlands in the Savannah area and river frontage on the Flint River.
“Building on the organization’s strong foundation, we have been able to significantly expand our reach in the past year,” said Katie Pace, who became SCT’s Executive Director in late 2016. “Conserving land and providing environmental education is the primary focus of the organization, and I am thrilled to have the chance to protect over 16,300 acres of resource valuable land across Georgia and Tennessee.”
In February 2018, the Southern Conservation Trust was awarded Guidestar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.
In 2018, the Southern Conservation Trust will offer additional environmental education opportunities to the community, including additional Camp WILD summer camps thanks to the addition of their new Director of Conservation and Outdoor Education, Nick Kilburg and Assistant Director of Development, Liz Hall-Dukin.
“Moving into 2018, we are poised to work with the local community to protect additional greenspace and rivers in high priority watersheds like the Flint River Basin, conserve beautiful farms, marshland and forests, protect at risk wildlife, all while providing environmental education in Fayette County,” said Pace. “We are looking forward to a year of growth and taking a deeper dive into the community as we plan for the proposed nature center at The Ridge Nature Area.”
About the Southern Conservation Trust
The Southern Conservation Trust protects greenspace, conserves forests, safeguards rivers, protects wildlife, provides environmental education, and ensures that our children have access to nature in our communities. Based in Fayette County, Georgia, the Southern Conservation Trust works throughout the Southeast and protects over 16,000 acres with six public nature areas and conservation easements. Learn more about how you can partner with the Southern Conservation Trust and protect your land at www.sctlandtrust.org.

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