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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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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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Oyster Roast 2018 Was One for The Books!

The weather was cold, but hearts were warm at the 18th annual St. Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast held on Saturday, Jan. 13. Gascoigne Bluff Park was packed with more than 1,000 attendees, nearly 100 volunteers, and over 70 participating restaurants and supporting businesses. The night was spent under the live oaks, enjoying plenty of food and drink and the sweet sounds of Suzy & The Bird Dogs.

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Letter from the Executive Director - Dec. 2017

Dear Friends and Supporters,
 
"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others." Marcus Cicero
 
Here at the Land Trust we see your thoughtful generosity in our daily work. More than 1,000 households support our efforts to protect this beautiful place, and many of you have been supporters since the beginning.

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