HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
St. Simons to get 600-acre nature preserve

By Rachel Tobin , Atlanta Journal Constitution

1565 days ago   Article ID# 813643
Original URL

 

The Nature Conservancy

ATLANTA , GEORGIA (Atlanta Journal Constitution) - The Bobolink Foundation of Chicago plans to buy a 600-acre tract of land on St. Simons Island to make a nature preserve.

The parcel, known as Cannon's Point, is part of the vast holdings of the Sea Island Co. that were foreclosed on by Wells Fargo.

The bank is structuring the sale so that the foundation, whose trustees include former U.S. Treasury secretary Henry Paulson and his wife Wendy, can purchase the property in increments.

They plan to work with Pete Correll, the former chief executive Georgia Pacific, the St. Simons Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy and others to protect the peninsula as a public preserve.

The land has more than six miles of shoreline on the barrier island that is home to wildlife such as oysters, manatee and diamondback terrapin turtles.

"We are excited that Wells Fargo has given us an opportunity to pull together funding from many sources to save this valuable resource,” Correll said in a statement. “We have a long way to go but we are encouraged by the initial response from many willing to help."

Copyright 2015 Atlanta Journal Constitution   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1565 days ago   Article ID# 813643

The Nature Conservancy     View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More Nature Conservancy News

New $15m fund gushes with hope for an end to Kenya’s water troubles

24 days ago From ventures-africa.com 

ABUJA, NIGERIA - ...

Nature Conservancy's new preserve open

261 days ago From Fremont News Messenger  

FREMONT, OHIO - Terry Seidel, Nature Conservancy's director of protection in Ohio, points out plants and wildlife on West Harbor at Great Egret Marsh Preserve. ...

Local Companies Donate Over $300,000 to The Nature Conservancy of Hawai'i

269 days ago From The Nature Conservancy  

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - With contributions from 49 businesses, The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii's Corporate Council for the Environment raised over $300,000 for local ...

Groups help state acquire Plum Creek lands in Cascades

284 days ago From The Spokesman Review 

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON - PUBLIC LANDS — The Nature Conservancy has purchased 1,280 acres of timberland from Plum Creek in the Manastash area west of Ellensburg, ...

'Living shoreline' protects creekside

339 days ago From Delmarva Daily Times 

SALISBURY, MARYLAND - Nature Conservancy volunteers Marie Dunlap and Michael Jordan came from Richmond to take part in the event. Jordan said some property owners ... Flag as irrelevant Edit this alert You have received this email ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next >> 

<< Return To Environment News

Action Center

Obama: Reject KXL once and for all

Action: Climate Change

President Obama has pledged to veto the Keystone XL bill being pushed through Congress by climate-denying conservatives. But ...

Protect California's deserts with new national monuments

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Thanks to years of work by California Senator Dianne Feinstein, two national monuments to forever protect the state's unparal ...

Deforestation continues in Jammu and Kashmir despite floods

Action: Stop Deforestation

There was a crucial lesson in the floods that ravaged Jammu and Kashmir in 2014. But that lesson is lost, it seems. Even afte ...

Save your bees, please

Action: Stop Pollution

Neonicotinoids, or "neonics," are fast becoming the most popular and widely used class of pesticides in the world such that u ...

Stop new oil and gas drilling off America's shores!

Action: Save Our Oceans

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon caused the biggest oil spill in U.S. history in the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama Administ ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.