The Mission of the St. Simons Land Trust is both pragmatic and aspirational.
Concerned with increased high-density development that was negatively impacting St. Simons, more than twenty years ago the Land Trust’s founders built an organization that could partner with residents and visitors to protect the unique qualities of this barrier island. To fulfill its Mission, achievable and visionary goals were created to strategically acquire and conserve properties that were most vulnerable to destruction of environmental values and cultural, historic features.
The Mission included a far-sighted approach that ensured long-lasting, positive impact on those who currently, and for generations to come, live on and visit the island. This included providing green spaces, trails, pocket parks, and vistas as well as protecting rare ecosystems, maritime forests, shorelines, streams, and large tracts of undeveloped land. This important Mission has inspired a culture of conservation on St. Simons Island.
Below are some of the programs, projects, and activities that continue to support the Land Trust Mission.