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Georgia Conservancy Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment

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

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Georgia Conservancy is an amazing organization that I will volunteer and assist however and whenever I can. I am an African American woman who was so very happy when I found Georgia Conservancy. They have helped to bring the beautiful outdoors to me, like never before! They have sparked my environmental awareness of water conservation and land conservation. I have become a better steward and more conscientious about my environment. My most favorite adventure,(because when you go out with Ga Conservancy, you will have a FUN adventure, yes, even when working!) We went to beautiful Ossabaw Island. I NEVER had so much fun working hard and meeting amazing people (and whole families) We cleaned up the gorgeous marsh and beach,scrubbed down the bunk house from windows to porch inside and out, built picnic tables, and took a tour of the island. The highlight was standing on the porch as a herd of WILD DONKEYS, yes! Wild Donkeys ran pass as I stood on the porch! There were all kinds of animals running around. My friends wait anxiously for me to post my adventures about the wonderful natural resources right here in the great state of Georgia!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ga Conservancy does such an awesome job helping fellow Georgians become aware of all the natural resources Ga has to offer. Regular updates on environmental issues important to Georgians and timely reminders of the incredible trips they plan for all explorers from all walks of life to participate in. How else would you see Cumberland Island, Sapelo, Cloudland Canyon, the Flint River, the Altamaha, snorkeling inthe Conasaug and many more of Georgia's treasures, upclose and personal! Ga. Conservancy is life-changing!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Georgia Conservancy is a great non-profit group that has been protecting Georgias natural resources since 1967. They have a great staff that give exciting and affordable trips to some of the most spectaclar parts of the state. I am so glad that I can be apart of this group and their effort to protect our great state.