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2014 Membership Drive

2014 Membership Drive The Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land, Inc. is a 501-C-3 public charity organized for the purpose of preserving and protecting land, waterways, and wildlife habitat while providing public access and benefit. Since forming a short 31 months ago we have…

It Takes Two to Tango!

STPAL is now in the toddler stage or is it the terrible Twos? We’ve gone from an idea just a short 30 months ago to owning 3,000 acres of conservation land spread from southeast Georgia to northwest North Carolina. Like most two year olds…

Work Day!

We are having a work day on May 10, 2014 on the Pumpkinvine Creek property near Dallas Georgia.   Trail Maintenance Trail Building Trash and Junk removal Privy Raising (building a compost outhouse) Boundary Marking   Easy access from anywhere in Metro Atlanta, good…

2013 Recap

2013 recap Two weeks ago marked the second anniversary of a thought to start a public non-profit organization with a mission to create public parks. As the idea developed it grew to include caring for conservation land and improving science education. Since then we…

A Little Help?

We need some help. The very idea to start this organization happened in December of 2011. A lot has happened since then but we are still a baby. We need help in all areas, but here are some specific current needs. Some are big…

A Poem by Marvin Bell

Around Us   by Marvin Bell   We need some pines to assuage the darkness when it blankets the mind, we need a silvery stream that banks as smoothly as a plane’s wing, and a worn bed of needles to pad the rumble that fills…

Agricultural Conservation Land

  Farm land is not the first image that comes to mind when thinking about conservation land. There are two aspects to conservation on agricultural land. The first involves programs that foster sustainable farming practices. The other provides financial incentives that keep agricultural land…

Cutting Down Trees

So, if we are supposed to be taking care of conservation land should we have forestry crews on some of our properties this fall? Yes, we should. First let’s consider the history of forestry in Georgia. If you want the long answer go here:…

What is a Land Trust?!

Land Trust: As defined by Wikipedia: a private, nonprofit organization that, as all or part of its mission, actively works to conserve land by undertaking or assisting in land or conservation easement acquisition, or by its stewardship of such land or easements; or an agreement whereby one…

11 Things to Consider When Donating Land

Considerations before beginning the process of donating land or an easement   Embrace the idea that you are making a gift to current and future generations regardless of potential financial gains or other considerations. If the motivation is purely financial then you may be…