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Preserving land in Historic Madison, GA

This past Tuesday, Athens Land Trust closed on four conservation easements in the Historic District of Madison, Georgia. Round Bowl Spring (1.35 acres), Presidents Park (2.52 acres) and Pritchard Farm (19 acres) were donated by the City of Madison. Tanyard Branch (2.85 acres) was donated by the Downtown Development Authority of Madison (DDA). All four […]

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St. Joe’s Scores a Touchdown for ALT

Volunteers from St. Joe’s Prep School in Philadelphia, PA visited the Williams Farm to help us prepare the farm and learn a little bit about what we do at ALT. After lunch, we walked over to Five Acre Woods in the neighboring lot and cleared invasive plant species including wisteria, Chinese privet, and English ivy. […]

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Greenfest Awards 2015

Greenfest is an annual event wherein organizations in the Athens area come together for a community-wide celebration of sustainable environments in order to raise awareness at the home, business, and community level. At the Greenfest Awards ceremony on April 17th, organizations and individuals gathers to celebrate our “greenest” honorees. Athens Land Trust was honored to […]

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ALT Receives USDA Funding

Athens Land Trust Awarded Funding Through New USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service recently announced that the Athens Land Trust (ALT) will receive $840,000 for conservation partnerships as part of the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). This Farm Bill initiative marks a new era for conservation efforts […]

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Congratulations to the Shelnutts!

Congratulations to the Shelnutts on their farm conservation easement! Congratulations to the Shelnutts on their permanent farm conservation easement made possible by funding from the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Oconee County SPLOST program, and a donation from the Shelnutt family. The easement protects 42-acre Oconee County farm that has been in the Shelnutt family […]

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Tallassee Forest Celebration

Taylor Glover and the Riverview Foundation were honored for their roles in the conservation of the Tallassee Forest, 542 acres of beautiful and ecologically important land along the Middle Oconee River, at a celebration hosted by Athens Land Trust on April 26. A portion of the property, 310 acres, is now owned by Athens-Clarke County, […]

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2nd Annual Up Country Oyster Roast

The 2nd annual Upcountry Oyster Roast was held on April 7, 2013 to celebrated the collaborations that protected more than 5,000 acres in ten Georgia Counties during 2012! By working with the landowners to protect their properties, ALT is helping to create healthy ecosystems that are necessary for oyster, shrimp and other seafoods. Thank you […]

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