With the latest statement by Governor Kemp, we understand that public nature areas are allowed to be open with certain restrictions. With that being said, we regret that we will continue to keep all Southern Conservation Trust nature areas closed for the time being. We are closely working with the cities and counties in which we operate to ensure that we are following their guidance as well. We have not made this decision lightly and are thankful for supporters and friends that have sent us positive messages during this difficult time.
The Southern Conservation Trust will be temporarily shutting down all of our public nature areas in Fayette County, Georgia in order to prevent groups from congregating and to protect public health and safety. We regret that we have to take these steps in order to help mitigate the spread of #COVID19 in our community.
We are proud to be a partner to the City of Fayetteville, the City of Peachtree City, as well as Fayette County, in protecting public lands and providing access to nature. This is a difficult time and we are grateful to all those who are making tough decisions and working together across Georgia to #savelives by #socialdistancing.
The following public nature areas are affected by these changes:
The Ridge Nature Area – City of Fayetteville
Line Creek Nature Area – Peachtree City
Flat Creek Nature Area – Peachtree City
Morgan Grove Nature Area – Fayetteville
Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary – Fayetteville
Nesmith Preserve – Fayetteville
Somerby Woods Nature Area – Peachtree City
Wildcat Woods Nature Area – Fayetteville
The Southern Conservation Trust team will offer virtual education programs to bring our mission to you at home. Please learn more at www.sctlandtrust.org/virtual-education.
Thank you for your understanding and please stay healthy. We will reevaluate this decision on a day by day basis.
Katie Pace Quattlebaum