"Around the campfire or the water cooler, barstool or barre class, we need your help telling the Georgia Conservancy story."

Georgia Conservancy lovers, you have a story to tell. Sing it from the mountain top (or maybe the marsh).

Over the next 12 months we’re raising the bar: conserving more than 30,000 - 35,000 acres of land, educating more than 3,500 people in “Georgia’s outdoor classroom” that we call our trips program, and helping thousands of students and parents breath a little easier with our school siting workshops. But, truthfully, the issue that gives us great concern is maintaining steady handed advocacy on behalf of the gem of Georgia’s coast: Cumberland Island

With so much to do, we’ve had to expand annual fundraising goals. We’re currently $50,000 behind our expanded funding needs and we need your help.

For our 50th Anniversary, we’re looking for 50 people who can step up as Georgia Conservancy Storytellers.  

Here’s how it works

Starting April 21st and ending June 30th, we’re looking for 50 people to help raise $1,000 per person. We believe that all you need is a good story, a little technological help and a good looking Georgia Conservancy fern leaf lapel pin. 

Step 1: What’s your story?

Write your Georgia Conservancy story: Why do you love Georgia? Why do you support the Georgia Conservancy? What’s your favorite Georgia Conservancy memory? With your permission, we will be sharing these stories all-year long. (Need inspiration? Click here to see a sample story page from Georgia Conservancy member and best-selling author Taylor Brown.)

Step 2: Register

Register here as a Georgia Conservancy Storyteller. For any member who pledges to raise $1,000, we will send you a hand crafted Georgia Conservancy fern leaf pin to help you get the conversations started. All you need to do is set your goal, add your photograph and create a page!

Step 3: Share! 

Please send an email to your friends and family, and share using social media - but most importantly, talk it up! We’ve found that most gifts to the Georgia Conservancy come in because a trusted friend or loved one had a conversation about our work.

PS: If you need assistance setting up your "Storyteller" page, please email Carden Barkley at cbarkley@gaconservancy.org


Storyteller Perks


Because saying thanks just isn't enough: every Georgia Conservancy Storyteller who raises $1,000 for the Georgia Conservancy will receive a "Georgia Conservancy Storyteller" shirt, a hand crafted Georgia Conservancy fern leaf lapel pin and an invitation to join us at Verde!, Firelight or the Oyster Roast as a guest. 

The Georgia Conservancy Storyteller who helps to raise the most money will have their story published in Panorama Magazine, tickets to all three events and will be a guest of honor for ecoBenefete 2017.