We are done designing and flagging 12 miles of new multi-use trails at Talking Rock Nature Preserve!

Big News! We have now completed flagging for 11.86 miles of multi-use natural surface trails at Talking Rock Nature Preserve. Our cost to do this was about $1,000 per mile. We are working with Pickens County to get their approval to build the first 5-6 miles of trails! We have about $75,000 allocated for thatContinue reading “We are done designing and flagging 12 miles of new multi-use trails at Talking Rock Nature Preserve!”

2016 Quick Recap

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 PreserveContinue reading “2016 Quick Recap”

We care about you on GA Gives Day

STPAL cares about you on Georgia Gives Day and that’s why we conserve land. Funding will support our efforts to design a story map about STPAL properties, lead a volunteer build of park trails, plant pollinator gardens, host nature programs and more. With dozens of parcels of conserved land envisioned for public use and environmental education,Continue reading “We care about you on GA Gives Day”

STPAL 925 acre Land Donation to the State of North Carolina

In 2015 STPAL donated the fee simple ownership interest of the 925 acre Ginger Creek Nature Preserve to the State of North Carolina. We are very excited to make this gift to the people of North Carolina. The land will remain permanently conserved and available for public benefit.  The State’s press release follows:   Lenoir,Continue reading “STPAL 925 acre Land Donation to the State of North Carolina”