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St. Simons Land Trust

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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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Our Mission

The mission of the St. Simons Land Trust is to preserve the island's natural and scenic character, and to enhance the quality of life for our island community for present and future generations.

The mission of the St. Simons Land Trust is to preserve the island's natural and scenic character, and to enhance the quality of life for our island community for present and future generations.

1% For St. Simons

1% for St. Simons businesses raise funds to preserve and protect our green space, parks, wildlife, waterways, tree canopies, and trails on St. Simons Island. Our mission is to preserve the island’s natural and scenic character, and to enhance the quality of life for our island community for present and future generations.

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Protected Properties

Cannon's Point

Cannon's Point

Frederica Park & Alice Richards Botanical Trail

Frederica Park & Alice Richards Botanical Trail

John Gilbert Nature Trail

John Gilbert Nature Trail

Old Stables Corner

Old Stables Corner

Harrington School House

Harrington School House

More Properties

More Properties

Latest News

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.

"This amazing gift is from a thoughtful and generous individual, who is concerned about the future of St. Simons Island -- someone who has done well and is doing good,” said David Pope, executive director of the Land Trust. "It's remarkable when people show such a level of concern for the public good and have such a generous heart," Pope continued. "The best way for us to show gratitude for this extraordinary gift is to meet the $4 million challenge of the Anschutz gift.” 

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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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Foundation Makes a Game-Changing Investment in SSI and the Land Trust

The St. Simons Land Trust is pleased to announce a major investment by The Anschutz Foundation to protect more land and preserve the quality of life on St. Simons Island. 

The Land Trust currently owns and manages approximately 1,000 acres on St. Simons Island that are preserved for perpetuity. “Our goal is to protect 2,000 acres island-wide,” said David Pope, Executive Director of the Land Trust. “That’s roughly twenty percent of St. Simons. This contribution from The Anschutz Foundation allows us to take a huge step towards this strategic goal.”

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