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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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Susan Shipman Bio

Susan Shipman worked for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division, for 30 years, during which she served as its Chief of Marine Fisheries for 17 years and Division Director from 2002 through 2009.  As Division Director, she directed Georgia‚Äôs Coastal Management Program, habitat protection, and permitting as well as marine fisheries management.  She was the State agency appointee to the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.  Now retired, Susan spends the majority of her time as a hobbyist beekeeper and community volunteer.  She Chairs the Stewardship Committee for the Land Trust as well as the Cannon's Point Preserve Advisory Committee and Conservation Task Force.  Susan is an advisor to Georgia SeaGrant, represents apiarists on the Glynn County Farm Bureau Board, serves on the One Hundred Miles Board, and several other community boards and foundations.