APRIL 27 // 9 AM - 2 PM
Savannah-Area Service Day & Lunch-n-Learn
with Savannah Tree Foundation
Bacon Park Forest, Savannah
Join the Georgia Conservancy and the Savannah Tree Foundation on April 27 in Savannah’s Bacon Park Forest for a day of service, as well as a fun, informative lunch and learn at Castaways in nearby Sandfly! Participants in the service project will help to provide trail maintenance and invasive species removal along trails in the Bacon Park Forest. All tools, including gloves, will be provided.
After our morning of service work, join the Georgia Conservancy, Savannah Tree Foundation and guest speaker John Van Stan for lunch and to learn more about the work of our organizations and the importance of Chatham County’s tree canopy. If you can’t make the morning service project, no worries, please feel free to join us at the lunch and learn! Location to be determined.
When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 // Service Work - 9 AM to 12 PM // Lunch & Learn - 12 PM to 2 PM
What to bring: Comfortable close-toe shoes, long pants, insect repellent, sunscreen, water, a light snack and a sense of adventure!
Photo by GC member Stephanie Zell
If you have any questions regarding registration or the service day, please contact Georgia Conservancy Membership & Donor Relations Coordinator Chad Smalls at firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia Conservancy Membership
Throughout our 50-year history, we have relied upon our members for support. It is thanks to this support that we have accomplished goals such as protecting Sweetwater Creek State Park, the Okefenokee Swamp Wilderness Area, Cumberland Island National Seashore, and thousands of acres of private forests, fields and wetlands - efforts that have helped to shape the Georgia that we know today.
Your participation through membership allows us to continue to act, educate and advocate on behalf of our state’s land and water resources. The Georgia Conservancy sees the potential each gift holds and pledges to use it wisely to continue moving Georgia forward.
Become a member today: www.georgiaconservancy.org/membership
About SaVANNAH TREE FOUNDATION
The Savannah Tree Foundation is a 34 year old not-for-profit urban and community forestry organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and planting canopy trees in Savannah and Chatham County, Georgia.
THE SAVANNAH TREE FOUNDATION WAS THE FIRST IN THE NATION TO:
secure a conservation easement to protect a single tree. The inaugural project of the Savannah Tree Foundation was to save the historic Candler Oak Tree. Guided by dedication and vision, a small group of citizens saved the tree and made history in the process. This would be the first of many cutting edge actions employed to protect one of our city’s most valuable resources, our trees.
use satellite imaging to document canopy tree changes in an urban area. In 1995, the Foundation was recognized for this significant study and was awarded the prestigious Project Award by The National Arbor Day Foundation.
produce a State of the Trees Report to guide urban forest policy at the municipal level. Four iterations of the report have been produced since its inception. The Savannah Tree Foundation now issues an Annual Report which includes a report card for municipalities.
develop an urban forest component in a county-wide disaster management plan, a component which now serves as a model for the USDA Forest Service.
Learn more about the work of the Savannah Tree Foundation at: www.savannahtree.com