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Southern Conservation Trust Receives $10,000 Park Grant from Koppers, Inc.

August 24, 2018, Peachtree City, Georgia – The Southern Conservation Trust is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 park grant from Koppers, Inc., an integrated global provider of wood-based solutions.  The grant will support upcoming projects at their 6 public nature areas across Fayette County, Georgia. Douglas Fenwick, Senior Vice President of Koppers Performance Chemicals, and his family presented staff and board members of the Southern Conservation Trust with the $10,000 grant at Line Creek Nature Area. The Fenwicks reside in Fayetteville and frequent public nature areas maintained by Southern Conservation Trust, including Line Creek and The Ridge. “At Koppers, we strive to better connect employees to our local communities through volunteer opportunities and support of philanthropic causes important to them,” said Doug Fenwick. “We’re thrilled to partner with Southern Conservation Trust to play a small part in enhancing the local nature areas that so many of us regularly enjoy.” Katie Pace, Executive Director of the Southern Conservation Trust, said, “This is an ideal partnership that not only adds to the quality of our local parks but also gives us access to high quality building materials that are made to the highest possible standard, while providing treated wood […]

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Element Exposures

Exposure to nature’s elements is a natural, quick remedy for our mental and physical health. Here are few listed below to take advantage of right outside your home, or at one of our local nature areas! 1. Sunlight A variety of our bodies’ functions are directly affected by sunlight. All of the wavelengths provided by sunlight that our bodies need, are not found in the electrical lighting used by individuals daily. This everyday contact with false lighting can eliminate our connection with the sun’s daily and seasonal cycles. The use of the sun to light the indoors has been proven to enhance school and workplace production. Sunshine exposure on the hands and face alone can lessen winter depression. Numerous studies have discovered the direct importance of sunlight exposure. Consistent sunshine can improve heart health, muscle strength, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Melatonin production also increases through sunlight, along with the body’s feel good neurotransmitter, serotonin. 2. Dark nights On the contrary, our bodies are prompted to fall asleep by the night’s darkness. Street, traffic and porch lights interfere with those indications to fall asleep. Discoveries have proved that if there is an abundance of light in the bedroom it will […]

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The Rossetti Family Launches Fundraising Campaign for Rossetti Memorial Pavilion at The Ridge Nature Area in Fayetteville

2014 was a very difficult year for the Rossetti family. The untimely death of V. Michael Rossetti, was shortly followed by the passing of Michael’s father, Vincent F. Rossetti. Both cherished and respected members of Fayette County, these significant and sudden losses were deeply felt by everyone who knew the Rossetti family. After careful planning, a fitting tribute to the legacy of these great men has been designed. The family is thrilled to announce the beginning of a community-led fundraising campaign for the Rossetti Memorial Pavilion at The Ridge Nature Area in Fayetteville. “It is with a great sense of gratitude that we embark on this journey to memorialize Vince and Michael Rossetti.  Both of these men were genuinely dedicated to the Fayette County community. Through their involvement with The Optimist Club of Peachtree City, The YMCA, The Southern Conservation Trust, The Home Builders Association of Midwest Georgia, The Joseph Sams School, Fayette County Ducks Unlimited, their churches and the endless list of teams and schools they sponsored over the last 40 years, Vince and Michael touched the lives of thousands upon thousands of Fayette County residents. We hope to continue their legacy of providing shelter and comfort through these […]

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