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St. Simons Land Trust

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As a member of the St. Simons Land Trust, you can be sure that your dollars go to work directly in our community to preserve the scenic and natural qualities of the Island.

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Our Mission

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.

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 our island community for present and future generations.

PURCHASE 20TH ANNUAL OYSTER ROAST TICKETS HERE

Please Note: Online and in-person TICKET SALES END at NOON on Friday, January 17th.

You will be able to purchase additional tickets at the event entrance
the night of the Oyster Roast for $85, regardless of membership status.
 

The Canopy Campaign

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.

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1% For St. Simons

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.

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Protected Properties

Cannon's Point Preserve

Cannon's Point Preserve

Guale Preserve

Guale Preserve

Frederica Park & Alice Richards Botanical Trail

Frederica Park & Alice Richards Botanical Trail

John Gilbert Nature Trail

John Gilbert Nature Trail

Old Stables Corner

Old Stables Corner

Harrington School House

Harrington School House

Mildred Huie Museum

Mildred Huie Museum

Oatland North (Hasell) Property

Oatland North (Hasell) Property

More Properties

More Properties

Latest News

Guale Preserve Trail Run & Fun Success

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Nearly 100 St. Simons residents and visitors joined the Land Trust staff, board, ambassadors and volunteers for a first-ever Trail Run and Community Celebration at Guale Preserve on Saturday, November 9. Participants either biked to the event or caught one of the trolleys that were dropping off and picking up runners and guests from nearby Oglethorpe Elementary School’s parking lot and delivering them to the Middle Road entrance at the Preserve. 

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Public Notice

The St. Simons Land Trust has been an accredited member of the national Land Trust Alliance since 2015. The Alliance recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. We are pleased to announce that the Land Trust is applying for renewal of its accreditation, a process that takes place every five years, and that a public comment period is now open.

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Meet our November Member Spotlight: Gene and Creta Nichols!

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