Thanks to many generous supporters we were able to acquire 12 new properties and 3 conservation easements totaling 5,000 acres protected at sites across our service area.
We earned accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance. This rigorous 18 month process improved and verified our organizational excellence. Learn more about Accreditation: http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/
We donated The Boot Nature Preserve to Douglas County, Georgia. The 80-acre tract is beautiful natural land along a little lake. Douglas County has already begun transforming it into a passive recreation park for the public.
We became the presenting sponsor of the 2017 Georgia Trail Summit. Registration is open at GTS2017
We began our first major park build at Talking Rock Nature Preserve. Phase 1 will about 6 miles of natural surface multi-use trails. We plan to add 6 additional miles of trails, a disc course, and park amenities.
At Bald Mountain Creek Nature Preserve in Northwest North Carolina, we funded the removal of a culvert stream crossing and replaced it with a bridge. Local “friends of the nature preserve” completely handled the project for half of the expected cost. It’s an important improvement for the stream and its native brook trout.
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