From the Executive Director…
Find downloads of our seasonal newsletters from the Executive Director below. Check out facebook and the news feed for more current updates on our work and conservation issues and opportunities that we follow.
December STPAL News
2022 has been a transformative year for SE Trust. In the December issue, learn about our growing momentum for the new year, and how you can support those goals by giving the gift of a Longleaf Pine seedling this holiday season.
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November STPAL News
Something Good! Learn how STPAL is educating the next generation of conservationists, about our partnership with the Southeastern Climbers Coalition, and celebrate with us the ribbon cutting ceremony at Campbellton Creek Nature Park.
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October STPAL News
In the October issue of our Something Good is Happening! newsletter, Director of Conservation, Keith Ray shares his thoughts on The Golden Days of Fall. We also spotlight the Georgia Cycling Association, and recap the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Fightingtown Creek Nature Park. Read full newsletter.
September STPAL News
In the September issue of our Something Good is Happening! newsletter, Keith Ray tells us about conservation efforts around the Hellbenders of North Georgia. We also highlight Westlake High School’s community 5k at Campbellton Creek Nature Park, and recap recent press about the Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land. Read full newsletter.
10th Anniversary News
Read about our latest efforts at conservation, recreation, and community building in the July 2022 newsletter. Read full newsletter.
Check out our new logo!
Here’s what local neighbor and volunteer, Jennifer has to say about this neighborhood “pocket park” in Atlanta’ North Druid Hills area. Read full newsletter.
A Trip Down Memory Lane: A Story of Giving It Away
Looking back, and moving forward … Here at STPAL, we are always looking forward: to see where the next opportunity lies, the next park we can build, the next land we can conserve. Yet, sometimes there’s great value on reflecting back: celebrating successes and seeing “Where Are They Now?”. Read full newsletter.
What’s a Chimney Swift? And why should they get a tower?
Chimney swifts are small, tube-like birds that just can’t seem to sit still. They spend nearly all their lives in the air, and when they do land, they can only perch on vertical surfaces like hollowed out trees or inside caves. Chimney swifts love to eat bugs like mosquitos, wasps, and other flying insects. Read full newsletter.
What’s All This Buzzing?
We’re over here buzzing with some exciting news! Did you know you can support bees by purchasing a Save the Honey Bees license plate at your county tag office? When you do this, dollars are reinvested back into nonprofits and communities that care about bees, pollinators, native plants and more. Read full newsletter.
A Love Story
We’re feeling the love this Valentine’s Day! What a perfect time to introduce you to a couple of STPAL sweethearts and share their fun story with you. Read the full newsletter.
Chimney Swift Tower project
Make a gift to our Chimney Swift Tower project in honor of someone special! We’ll email you a certificate to share that acknowledges your gift. Read full newsletter.
2020 Fall Newsletter
We recently worked together with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Osprey Initiative and Google to install a trash trap in Anneewakee Creek. Trash is a major problem for our waterways and this innovative solution is helping stop trash in its tracks. Read full newsletter.
We are accredited! STPAL undertook the important process of applying for Accreditation status through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. This process took us about two years from the very start until we were notified in February. Read full newsletter.
Spring is here and the STPAL properties are full of life. The pictures below are from The Boot Nature Preserve in Douglas County, Georgia. These boulders in the creek separate our parking area from the trail system. Read full newsletter.
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. Read full newsletter.
STPAL’s newest land acquisition that we are tentatively calling “The Boot,” named after the shape of the property boundary, is located in Douglasville, GA, and contains 85 acres of forestland. Read full newsletter.