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 our properties available for passive recreation including hiking, biking, birding, and exploring. Currently, all the Land Trust properties are operating as usual. For your safety and the safety of others, please be cautious of touching educational signage, kiosks, door handles, etc. We hope that you and your loved ones will take advantage of the safety and fresh air of the outdoors during these beautiful spring days.
EVENT CANCELLATIONS: Based on advice that is coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Georgia governor’s office, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR), the Coastal Georgia Foundation, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, the National Parks Service, and our colleagues at other land trusts across the country, we are limiting all gatherings hosted by the Land Trust to small numbers. Cancelled events are listed below. Thank you for your understanding!
- March 20 - Live Oak Society Reception
- April 4 - Old Stables Family Picnic
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.