Category: Blog

A new park…..in Atlanta!

Big News! Something good is happening in Atlanta…. a new park! STPAL has received the donation of .4 acres of natural land in the North Druid Hills area of Atlanta. It is a triangle shaped corner lot that will be a permanent pocket park…

Something Good is Happening in Villa Rica!

If you’ve been following STPAL’s development for a while, then you’d know that in October of 2015 we donated 160 acres of greenspace known as Connors Road Park to the city of Villa Rica. Well, now the Villa Rica, with the help of PATH…

Talking Rock is Going Strong!

So much has been happening at Talking Rock Nature Preserve that it is truly staggering! Without further ado, here are some of the new and exciting developments going on: The 2.75-mile green trail loop (now known as Jon’s Trail) was completed. It was designed…

Another Year, Another STPAL Update

While we know that this isn’t the greatest format for our blog, as we usually post about building trails and conserving land, the Southeastern Trust would still like to take the time to share some of its more higher level operations for the sake…

STPAL gave away a farm!

Press Release for Donation of Land to Barrow County School System      December 18, 2017   The Barrow County School System is pleased to announce that on Monday, December 18, 2017 the Barrow County School System and the Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land executed…

STPAL is building a park in Talking Rock, Georgia!

We are building a park in Talking Rock, Georgia! Talking Rock Nature Preserve provides a vast scenic view that “speaks” to all that take timeout, stop, observe and listen. Your heart, mind and soul will become captivated as you sit among the rocks and…

Georgia Southern University establishes first scientific field station on 1,400-acre gift from Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land

MAY 15, 2017 Georgia Southern University’s expanding campus just got 1,400 acres larger. While the University is working on the upcoming consolidation with Armstrong State University located in Savannah and Hinesville, and an enlarged student population of 27,000, the Statesboro-based University has acquired its…

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…

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….

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…

Pictures tell our story

If you are just discovering our organization, make sure you browse our photo gallery to get a glimpse of the properties we conserve. Many have tremendous assets already and on others we will cultivate environmental education to share with you.   

A new park in Douglas County Georgia!

On June 15, 2016 we donated 85 acres of conservation land to Douglas County, Georgia for a new passive recreation park. Douglas County budgeted funds for a new passive park. We had land available for a new park. And now they have the land and…