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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more