Adamson 1 Nature Preserve

Land donation to the Barrow County School System

Barrow County, GA
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Donation of Land to Barrow County School System

The Barrow County School System announced on Monday, December 18, 2017, that the Barrow County School System and the Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land executed a Deed of Gift Deed document. The signing of this instrument made it possible for the Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land to donate two parcels of land along Highway 53 to the Barrow County School system. These parcels totaling just over 90 acres will be used by the System’s agriculture programs to expand opportunities for hands-on learning activities associated with agriculture education and natural resource conservation. “We are very thankful and excited about the donation of this land because it will expand the agricultural education opportunities for Barrow County students, and increase their awareness of conservation and stewardship,” said Ashley Best, Agriculture Educator and FFA Advisor for Barrow County Schools.

STPAL Executive Director, Bill Jones, notes, “Donating these tracts of farmland to the Barrow County School System is an outstanding example of a public-private partnership. It fulfills STPAL’s mission to provide public benefit using permanently conserved natural land. STPAL appreciates the efforts of State Representative Terry England, Ashley Best, and others within the Barrow County Schools Agriculture Program to make this transfer a reality and looks forward to seeing the property becoming a valuable resource for agricultural education in Barrow County.”

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3 comments to Adamson 1 Nature Preserve

  1. Ratri Galuh
    May 11, 2018

    Hope their awareness of conservation and stewardship can be increase

  2. Glee Triplett
    February 9, 2019

    “Permanently conserved natural land” and using the property for agricultural education are INCONSISTENT. We are watching this closely from The Georgia Club, adjacent to this conservation area.

    • Bill Jones
      February 14, 2019

      Agricultural usage and Educational usage are both good and consistent uses of land conserved with the stipulations that this land is conserved. Having both activities is even better. We are enhancing earth science and agricultural education at your local high school by providing 90 acres of farmland at no cost to the taxpayer. This is not something that should attract complaints. To date very little public usage has happened any of the nearby tracts so you are relying on speculation as to the impact on you or your neighborhood. The Georgia Club gave us this land in 2012 knowing that we would eventually have public usage and their documents encouraged it. But we have still moved slowly and intentionally towards public usage as just being natural land is beneficial.


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