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Southern Conservation Trust Conserves 15,863 acres in 2018

PEACHTREE CITY, January 25, 2019 – The Southern Conservation Trust, a Georgia based land conservation organization working to protect vital habitats and resources, today announces that they have conserved nearly 16,000 acres in 2018 alone, doubling their acreage conserved. This brings their total acreage conserved to over 32,000 acres in just two and a half years. Their small team of only five, all millennials, is one of the fastest growing land trusts in the southeast. In 2018, the Trust conserved land in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Alabama. Conserved properties include vital coastal habitats, granite outcroppings, forests, frontage on the Flint River and Chattahoochee River, wetlands, working farmland, historic areas, and so much more. These properties will be forever protected, saving habitats for dolphins, migratory birds, black bears, elk, gopher tortoises, and numerous other wildlife species. “Every single year we are amazed at the generosity of those donating conservation easements,” 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 we are thankful we have protected over 32,000 acres of habitats across the southeast. About the Southern Conservation Trust The Southern Conservation Trust […]

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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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