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Preserving the natural and scenic character of St. Simons Island

$25,000 CHALLENGE MATCH to Save “Old Ironsides”

We are honored to announce that our friends at Golden Isles Fund for Trees (GIFT) have generously offered the Land Trust a $25,000 Challenge Match to help support the protection of the beautiful live oak trees at 2404 Frederica Road, including the 300+ year old registered live oak “Old Ironsides” pictured here.

This challenge means that each gift from the community will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000, securing $50,000 to help the Land Trust acquire the property and protect and maintain these majestic trees in perpetuity.

2024 Land Trust Photography Contest

Now through Friday, July 19th, we hope that you will take a hike and bike ride through Guale Preserve or the Gateway Property, go birding and kayaking at Cannon’s Point Preserve, or picnic under the oaks at Old Stables Corner. Whatever protected property you visit, we hope you’ll snag a photo of the landscape and wildlife that surround you or the people who accompany you!

The Passport to Preservation is an educational tool for elementary school-aged children who live on or visit the Georgia coast. Join us on a fun journey across St. Simons Island to learn why it is so important to preserve and protect the forests, marshlands, and streams where this barrier island’s plants and animals make their homes.


Pennies for Preservation is a voluntary 1% giving program in which the business community helps raise funds to preserve and protect greenspaces, wilderness areas, trails, waterways, wildlife, important habitat, and tree canopy on St. Simons Island.

How You Can Help

The St. Simons Land Trust is genuinely grateful for the many ways that it is supported by this community.
Find the right volunteer opportunity for you or donate below!

Latest News

Land Trust Opens New 1-Mile Trail

The St. Simons Land Trust is proud to announce the opening of its newest property – Correll Trail at Oatland.

Movie Night Under the Oaks

Due to the forecasted rain on Friday evening, this event has been CANCELLED. A rescheduled date has not been chosen. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Communications Director Raleigh Kitchen at rkitchen@sslt.org. Thank you for understanding!

2024 Photography Contest

As a way to honor the island’s natural beauty and encourage everyone to get out on protected land this year, we are sponsoring the third-annual St. Simons Land Trust PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST!

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