The St. Simons Land Trust is grateful that at this time of social distancing, combined with people’s desire to be outdoors, we have been able to keep a majority of our properties available for passive recreation including hiking, biking, birding, and exploring.
On April 30th, Governor Kemp’s Executive Order to shelter-in-place was lifted, but he has urged the “medically fragile” to stay at home until June 12 (read more HERE). The temporary closure of Cannon’s Point Preserve will remain in effect until further notice. We appreciate your understanding and encourage you and your loved ones to remain socially distant and safely take advantage of the fresh air of other protected properties during these beautiful spring days.
Please Note: Prior to the reopening of the Preserve, the Land Trust will take all necessary precautions to keep its volunteers, staff, and CPP visitors safe and healthy during this time. Thank you!
To preserve the island's natural and scenic character and to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations
The mission of the St. Simons Land Trust is to preserve the island's natural and scenic character and to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations.
To fulfill this Mission, the Land Trust has launched an aggressive fundraising and acquisition plan. The Canopy Campaign: An Overarching Strategy to Preserve St. Simons South to North is the result of a comprehensive evaluation of every known undeveloped property still existing on the island. The multi-phased capital campaign is structured first to meet the generous $4 Million Challenge Grant committed by The Anschutz Foundation in January 2018. By matching the Foundation’s challenge, we will raise $8 Million to purchase properties under contract. We will then be positioned to launch the next phase of the campaign, where we develop a Future Opportunities Fund to reach our vision of protecting and preserving 2,000 acres island-wide.
1% for St. Simons businesses raise funds to preserve and protect our green space, parks, wildlife, waterways, tree canopies, and trails on St. Simons Island. Our mission is to preserve the island’s natural and scenic character, and to enhance the quality of life for our island community for present and future generations.