Message from our Executive Director
April 13, 2017
Easter, spring break, baseball, Passover, azaleas, graduation, weddings -- all signs or rites of spring. They all represent something new and different: a break from the past; a burst of energy; a fresh start; a new beginning; the cycle of life.
Here at the Land Trust we feel the presence of spring through the energy and generosity of our donors. With each new membership or renewal donation you make, and with each visit you make to a Land Trust property, you keep us growing in this season and beyond. We are now over 1100 member households strong, and visits to Land Trust properties are rising as the weather warms.
Just as the garden needs tending, we need to harness your commitment to preserve and protect this beautiful place. Together, we need to utilize our resources smartly and efficiently -- like Mother Nature. So how do we do that? We work together to protect and nurture what nature has given us. This effort is well underway -- we have nearly 1000 acres protected on St. Simons -- but we are not yet finished. There are over 6000 potential building lots on the island, yet our infrastructure is already stretched to the limit. The island cannot handle ever-increasing density. We all know it.
Together we can be the generation who protects this place for the long term. We recognize that "things are not the way they used to be," -- nothing is -- but we can pledge to make the island better than it would be without us.
Like spring, we begin a new season with renewed energy and hope for the future.
David H. Pope