Category: Blog

Middle Age and Middle School

Why parks? I get that question all the time. People want to know why we started this organization for the purpose of building parks. Like many decisions the answer is a composite of many reasons. First, I do enjoy parks. Second, if we don’t…

Value of Conservation Land for Communities

  Value of Conservation Land for Communities 05 29 15 I recently had two very frustrating conversations with a property tax agent in a huge Metro Atlanta area county. He kept insisting that our conservation land was nothing more than a vacant lot. I…

Public Use of Conservation Land

Public Use of Conservation Land Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.  John Muir This is a follow up blog regarding how STPAL balances our sometimes…

Balancing

The Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land is a land trust* by definition and function. * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_trust However it is not an accident that Parks comes before Land in our name. Our original and ongoing mission is to create and care for permanent public…

How the Georgia coast was saved

This originally appeared in the Saporta Report http://saportareport.com/   This week guest contributor Paul M. Pressly, director of the Ossabaw Island Education Alliance, provides a brief history of efforts to protect Georgia’s coast, and reminds us why the coast matters. By Paul M. Pressly Paul M. Pressly…

Pollinator Project

 The Pollinator Project   STPAL formed in 2012 as an organization with the mission of creating new public parks. As of December 2014 STPAL has conserved and holds ownership of 5,500 acres of property in 17 tracts from SE Georgia into NW North Carolina….

Winter 2015 Newsletter

2015 STPAL Winter Newsletter final It has been an exciting end to 2014 for STPAL, acquiring 7 new properties totaling over 2,500 acres! With these additions, STPAL has now proudly conserved a total of 5,375 acres on 17 separate properties. Among these new properties…

Ginger Creek Nature Preserve

    This is 928 acres of forest land in Caldwell County, North Carolina that we are tentatively calling “Ginger Creek Nature Preserve” Our first planned project will be to mark the existing trails and then build some more.  This particular forest may contain the following…

Public Notice- STPAL accreditation notice

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land, Inc. (STPAL) is pleased to announce it is applying for accreditation. A public comment…

Fall 2014 Newsletter

Thanks to our paid intern Will Coleman for producing this:   STPAL Fall2014 Newsletter final