Mission: To conserve Georgia's land and water.
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 Land Conservation Stewardship and Outreach Advocacy