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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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A Message for Earth Day

Happy Earth Day 2018! In celebration of respecting our planet, we want to pay tribute to the people who have worked tirelessly over the past nearly 20 years to protect and preserve the natural beauty of our small corner of the earth - St. Simons Island and the Georgia Coast.

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1810 Frederica in the News

In early March the Land Trust announced the purchase of 1810 Frederica Rd., a 1.42-acre parcel that was the subject of tremendous controversy in 2016 when it was proposed as the site for a dollar store or other commercial enterprise. The announcement of this acquisition sparked an overwhelming amount of support within the community.

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Land Trust Purchases 1810 Frederica

The St. Simons Land Trust is pleased to announce the purchase of 1810 Frederica Road, a 1.42-acre parcel that was the subject of tremendous controversy in 2016 when it was proposed as the site for a dollar store or other commercial enterprise. Zoned “highway commercial,” there are very few restrictions on the land’s future use. The property was tied up in litigation for more than a year before a final court ruling was handed down earlier this month. 

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Land Trust Receives $1 Million Anonymous Gift

In February, an anonymous donor made a $1 million gift to the St. Simons Land Trust, significantly moving the organization closer to meeting a $4 million challenge that was awarded by The Anschutz Foundation earlier this year.

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Land Trust Preserves Historic Mildred Huie Museum Property  

The St. Simons Land Trust is pleased to announce the acquisition of the historic Mildred Huie Museum and surrounding property on Frederica Road. The property will be maintained as a public green space, serving as a buffer to commercial encroachment along the Frederica corridor.

“Because of the historic and cultural significance of this property, it is very important to protect it from high-density development or commercial creep,” said David Pope, executive director of the Land Trust. “We’re dedicating the greenspace to Mildred Huie and her daughter, Millie Wilcox, because of their many contributions to the artistic and cultural life on St. Simons Island.”

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