SAVE THE DATE - April 1st, 2017

50th Anniversary Family Reunion

Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs

We're getting the family back together! On April 1st, the Georgia Conservancy invites you to our 50th Anniversary Family Reunion and Celebration at Sweetwater Creek State Park.

Join us for a day of outdoor recreation, education, and all-around-fun for Georgia Conservancy members, friends and the those who have just heard of the work that we do. Thanks to REI and Georgia State Parks, we will host free classes, activites, games and a cookout by Fox Bros. BBQ and Sweetwater Brewing Company.

The theme for our 50th Anniversary is "Our Past is Your Present", helping to underscore the idea that conservation isn't an accident. The places that we love to hike, paddle and explore today are places that someone in the past fought hard to protect. At Sweetwater Creek State Park, that someone was The Georgia Conservancy.

On a cold February day in 1967, the Georgia Conservancy was founded at the Manchester Mill ruins on the banks of Sweetwater Creek. The first item on the agenda list: protect this land and open it to all. Thanks to the Georgia Conservancy leadership, the State of Georgia, and many men and women in Douglas County and around the state, Sweetwater Creek was protected and a new State Park was born!

The Georgia Conservancy played an instrumental role in these efforts fifty years ago, and that work impacts the present day and continues to enrich the lives of people who cherish Sweetwater Creek State Park.

If you have any questions regarding the Georgia Conservancy Family Reunion, please contact Georgia Conservancy Senior Director of Development and Marketing Bryan Schroeder at