Summer 2024

Read Keith Ray’s Director of Conservation Report and all of our Spring 2024 Recreation and Community Highlights!. Read full newsletter.

SE Trust 2023 Highlights
2023 Highlights

Together we planted 200,000 longleaf pine seedlings with assistance from the Longleaf Alliance, USDA, Georgia Forestry Commission, Partners for Fish and Wildlife, and other partners. Learn about all our 2023 highlights in conservation, recreation, and community! Read full newsletter.

Fall 2023

In conservation news, learn how SE Trust has created a 155-Acre Nature Preserve in Metro Atlanta! Also, we celebrate our partners, Carolina Climbers Coalition and Georgia Cycling Association and work with with UGA Law to Impact Statewide Conservation Efforts and Outcomes. Read full newsletter.

SE Trust Summer 2023 News
SE Trust Summer 2023 News

Hear a report from Director of Conservation Keith Ray and learn about our opening of the 48-acre Aerotropolis Nature Park in South Fulton, Ga. In community news, SE Trust also hosted a free for the public photography clinic at Campbellton Creek Nature Park! Read full newsletter.

Q1 2023 STPAL News

Q1 of 2023 has been busy! Learn how we planted 200,000 longleaf pine seedlings, are creating a bouldering area at Campbellton Creek Nature Park, and opportunities for volunteer leadership as our mission and impact grows!
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January 2023 Newsletter
January STPAL News

In the January issue of our Something Good is Happening! newsletter, learn about salamander research with Keith Ray, our acquisition of a conservation easement for the historic Tapestry Greenspace in Fulton County, and an introduction to new board member, Aimee Tomcho.
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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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Something Good!
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 2022 STPAL Newsletter
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.

Spring 2016

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 2015

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.

Winter 2015

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.

Fall 2014

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.