Category: Blog

A Love Story

We’re feeling the love as we countdown to Valentine’s Day What a perfect week to introduce you to a couple of STPAL sweethearts and share their fun story with you. Meet Evelyn and Tim. Their love story began more than 40 years ago in… Continue Reading “A Love Story”

Bald Mountain Creek Nature Preserve Update!

Bald Mountain Creek Nature Preserve is 750 acres of beautiful nature land located about 25 miles due north of Asheville NC up against the Tennessee state line and the Appalachian Trail. It is perpetually conserved to remain natural and to have no cost public… Continue Reading “Bald Mountain Creek Nature Preserve Update!”

2020 Fall Newsletter

Click the link below for STPAL’s 2020 Fall Newsletter:

STPAL 2020 Q3 Update

General Position of Organization The organization is stable and trending up in terms of organizational processes, committees, and planning. 2020 and 2021 public recreation and environmental stewardship projects are moving forward with focus on long term site planning and addressing open local issues including… Continue Reading “STPAL 2020 Q3 Update”

Sassafras Nature Preserve Update

STPAL, Sassafras GOSP Grant Application, September 29, 2020 Earlier this year STPAL began the process to apply for a large grant through the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program (GOSP). This is the second year of the program which designates a portion of sales tax revenues… Continue Reading “Sassafras Nature Preserve Update”

Update: Burke County Nature Preserve

July 31, 2020 Burke County (Georgia) Nature Preserve Today STPAL finalized a contract to plant an additional 70 acres with long leaf pine seedlings at Burke County Nature Preserve. The planting will occur in spring of 2021. This will be the third consecutive year… Continue Reading “Update: Burke County Nature Preserve”

STPAL Mid-Year Report 2020

STPAL Mid-Year Report July 20, 2020 General Position of Organization The organization is stable and feeling fine. 2020 and 2021 projects are emerging from the Covid-19 pause. Momentum and interest for STPAL’s mission seems to be at an all-time high. Public access to nature… Continue Reading “STPAL Mid-Year Report 2020”

Trash trap installed at Turnipseed Nature Preserve!

June 06, 2020 Something good happened today! We appreciate the efforts of the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and Osprey Initiative with funding from Google. Today they installed and will maintain a buoy and drop net trash trap just after Annawakee Creek enters STPAL’s 287 acre Turnipseed… Continue Reading “Trash trap installed at Turnipseed Nature Preserve!”

Peace in nature

With apologies to the Beatles: When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Nature comes to me. Speaking words of wisdom. Let it be. Let it be. Mission Statement: Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land makes use of natural land to foster natural… Continue Reading “Peace in nature”

Talking rock nature preserve has Reopened

As of May 1st Talking Rock Nature Preserve has reopened for public use. It is a nature preserve as it’s first priority and is not meant for heavy recreational use. Our reason for reopening is for local hikers and mtn bikers to be able… Continue Reading “Talking rock nature preserve has Reopened”