In 2022, as visitation to outdoor spaces continues to grow exponentially, Line Creek Nature Area has been chosen to be a Hot Spot by the Leave No Trace organization. From July 13 to July 18, 2022, a Subaru/Leave No Trace Team will work with the Southern Conservation Trust to provide area visitors, land managers, volunteers, and the local community with information, service work, and education to reduce impacts in the outdoors and continue protecting these public lands.

Through a nationwide nominations process, Leave No Trace selects Hot Spot locations each year: popular outdoor areas across the country that have experienced heavy recreational use and human-created impacts, including excessive trash, damage to vegetation, trail erosion, disturbance to wildlife, and more. Hot Spots empower people to be the solution to these impacts in their communities, an essential objective of the Leave No Trace organization.

“Hot Spot locations are heavily damaged but can recover with the help of a motivated community and an encompassing infusion of Leave No Trace programming. Centered around training, these efforts include a series of targeted workshops for local land managers, partners, and volunteers, as well as community outreach events for the public conducted by expert Leave No Trace educators,” said Dana Watts, Executive Director of the Leave No Trace organization. “Our goal is to put these Hot Spot areas on the road to recovery, while also creating aspirational guidance and recommendations for public lands across the globe.”

”The Southern Conservation Trust is honored that our nomination of Line Creek Nature Area as a 2022 Hotspot was accepted.,” said Katie Pace Quattlebaum, Executive Director of the Southern Conservation Trust. “Our team loves this property and the heavy use has caused damage that can be mitigated with the help of Leave Not Trace and the City of Peachtree City. We are excited for this partnership to improve this fantastic community nature area.”

“Peachtree City is grateful to the Leave No Trace organization and to the Southern Conservation Trust for making this event possible,” said Kim Learnard, Mayor of Peachtree City We welcome the training and the community involvement as crucial efforts to keep our beloved Line Creek Nature Area clean, safe, and enjoyable for thousands of visitors every year.”

PUBLIC EVENT SCHEDULE

The following events are free and open to the public and we encourage people of all ages to attend.
Saturday, July 16 – 9AM-12PM at Line Creek Nature Area Volunteer Day hosted by SCT (open to the community) Clean up around Line Creek. We will split off in teams by trail and do trash pickup, cleaning debris off of trails, etc.

Sunday, July 17 – 12:30 pm-5 pm at Line Creek Brewing Company Bus Barn, Fayetteville
Stop by the Southern Conservation Trust and Leave No Trace booths at the Market Day event.

ABOUT LEAVE NO TRACE

The Leave No Trace organization is a national nonprofit organization that protects the outdoors by empowering everyone through science, hands-on training and simple guidelines. Their Subaru/Leave No Trace team members are mobile teams of educators that visit 48 states every year delivering Leave No Trace programs such as Hot Spots to over 15.5 million people each year. Leave No Trace in Every Park is the organization’s multi-year campaign that incorporates Leave No Trace programs and educational opportunities across the country. For more information, visit: www.LNT.org.

ABOUT SOUTHERN CONSERVATION TRUST

The Southern Conservation Trust elevates nature through exceptional stewardship through over 65,000 acres of conserved land throughout the Southeast, as well as 8 public nature areas in Fayette County, Georgia, and the Fayette Environmental Education Center in Downtown Fayetteville, Georgia. www.sctlandtrust.org

ABOUT PEACHTREE CITY

Peachtree City is an award-winning master planned community located just south of Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1959, the city is home to a diverse population and provides the best in residential areas, commercial areas and community services to its citizens. Learn more www.peachtree-city.org.

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