Tag: Land Trust

An interactive map of STPAL’s projects!

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Why we work

So we have started a new year. We are still working on uncompleted projects from years past. We are sorting through exciting new opportunities. We are tired from December’s hectic work of completing six real estate closings through which we received the donation of…

Big news in Douglas County GA

A new passive park is being created in Douglas County Georgia! DouglasBoot1 DouglasBoot2  

Great News in Villa Rica

It is official! There will soon be a new park in Villa Rica, Georgia. Read all about it below: Information provided by the City of Villa Rica: Donor:                         Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land Name of Property:      Villa Rica Beaverland Property Size:              159.25…

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…

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…

We got the Boot!

October 3, 2014 Today we got the Boot! 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. The Boot is important for conservation…

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…