Results: •We submitted over 730 signatures to the Dawson County Commission in September 2011 in opposition of the reservoir proposal.
•In 2011, over 500 volunteers and trip participants helped us clear and maintain over 100 miles of beaches and trails.
•We spent over 1,700 hours working to protect Georgia's natural resources at the state capitol.
•In 2011, thanks in part to our new Land Conservation Initiative, USDA Conservation Programs saw a 170% increase in the value of land protected; 104% increase in the number of conservation easement applications received; and a 137% increase in the number of acres protected that year.
•Our land conservation program alone placed more than 3,500 acres of highly-ecologically valuable land into permanent conservation in 2011.
Geographic areas served: Georgia
Programs: Blueprints for Successful Communities
Stewardship and Outreach
By far The Georgia Conservancy has been the best non profit association I have ever had the pleasure of donating too! Every trip I have been lucky enough to go on has been insightful with not only the beauty of the location, but the history and the preservation the conservancy is working towards to make it stay that way. The trips are so well planned that I always look for an opportunity to go, I know I will have fun, make new friends, hear great stories, or great music and what ever else may surprise me. The staff is top notch and makes every effort to ensure everyone is comfortable and well taken care of. I am eternally greatful for The Georgia Conservancy!