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The Ridge Nature Area

The Ridge Nature Area The Ridge, is a new nature area managed by the Southern Conservation Trust that opened in August 201 The Ridge is a new community park being developed by the Southern Conservation Trust for the City of Fayetteville.

The property is Piedmont woodland on a ridgeline and marsh situated between two tributary creeks of the Upper Flint River. The park will serve as a nature education center, wildlife research demonstration garden and host of sustainable outdoor recreation activities. Cultural heritage preservation includes trail marker trees left by Creek Indians and parts of the original homestead settlement. The

The property is Piedmont woodland on a ridgeline and marsh situated between two tributary creeks of the Upper Flint River. The park will serve as a nature education center, wildlife research demonstration garden and host of sustainable outdoor recreation activities. Cultural heritage preservation includes trail marker trees left by Creek Indians and parts of the original homestead settlement. The

Operating as usual

PSA: We are aware of the damages, and will start clean-up after today's storms have passed. Thank you for understanding,...
04/06/2022

PSA: We are aware of the damages, and will start clean-up after today's storms have passed. Thank you for understanding, and stay safe!

04/06/2022

One of my favorite weekend activities is hitting the hiking trails with my family! And there are some amazing views in South Atlanta.

Here's a list of my favorite places to hike with a view:

✔️ Line Creek Nature Preserve
✔️ Chattahoochee Bend State Park
✔️ Brown's Mill - Coweta County Parks & Recreation
✔️ Cochran Mill Park
✔️ The Ridge Nature Area

Any others I should add to the list?

Photos from Southern Conservation Trust's post
01/12/2022

Photos from Southern Conservation Trust's post

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12/28/2021

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Have you registered for our 4th Annual Run the Ridge 5K yet?! 🏃

Register by January 12, 2022, to receive your free race t-shirt! All proceeds from the Run The Ridge 5K go towards our environmental education efforts and nature preserves in Georgia. Click the link below to learn more and register today!

https://sctlandtrust.org/runtheridge5k/

We are still accepting sponsors for this event. If you are interested in sponsoring this event or would like to know more, please email [email protected].

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11/24/2021

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Save the Date! #GivingTuesday is coming up on November 30, and we are asking that you join us in our mission to instill a love for nature in the next generation!

When you donate to us on Giving Tuesday, you are helping bring equitable environmental education, public nature preserves, and wildlife habitats to our community.

Today's children now spend hours in front of a screen versus just minutes outside. What if you could inspire a child to spend more time outdoors? With your help, the Southern Conservation Trust can provide additional outdoor environmental educational, and recreational programs, to even more children from the community. When a child is engaged with nature and learn about the many ecosystems they are also a part of, a true love for nature will develop and will strengthen their bond with the world around them.

Together, we’re providing meaningful interactions with nature to children and families - a love that can be passed down for future generations. Click the link below to join us in our mission to inspire the next generation!

https://www.aplos.com/aws/give/SouthernConservationTrust/givingtuesday

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10/15/2021

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Check out our new online calendar to stay up to date on all of our events and programs throughout the year! We have some exciting new events and programs planned for the next year, so be sure to subscribe to the calendar so you never miss an update or added event!

Click the link below to view and subscribe to our online event calendar:
https://sctlandtrust.org/event-calendar/

Photos from Southern Conservation Trust's post
09/25/2021

Photos from Southern Conservation Trust's post

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09/22/2021

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Only 4 days left to purchase raffle tickets and bid on items in our Celebration of Conservation Virtual Auction!

You can bid and purchase from any device including phones, tablets, and desktops! You can even bid via text once you register, and receive notifications when you've been outbid on an item.

The auction ends 9/25/2021 at 7:00 PM, and the drawing for the raffle winners will be at 7:30 PM!

Click the link below to view items, bid, and purchase raffle tickets!
www.sctlandtrust.org/annualbenefit

Thank you to all of our sponsors!
Eco Terra
Bear Creek Land Management
Green Rock LLC
Conservation Defense Group

Coleman Talley LLP
Timothy Lehman
Pace Lynch Corporation
Edmondson Sage Allen PLLC
The Hill’s Media

Mark Gray State Farm Agent
Fulton & Kozak Cpas /Cpa
Publix
Indulge Events & Multimedia
Line Creek Brewing Co.
Geeslin Group LLC
IWS/Metro Studio Services

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08/25/2021

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💎ONE WEEK LEFT 💎
Don't forget to go by Mucklow's Fine Jewelry to sign our Community Outreach Book! Every signature has the power to increase the donation amount, and we have until September 3 to get as many signatures as possible. This year's donation will go towards our annual benefit and auction, a Celebration of Conservation, taking place on September 25, 2021!

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08/10/2021

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Please refrain from feeding any wildlife at our parks and nature areas!

Recently, we have noticed an influx of wildlife being fed at our parks and nature areas such as corn being put out at The Ridge Nature Area, a food dish left out at Sam's Lake Bird Sanctuary, and various people feeding the ducks at Line Creek Nature Area. We know people have good intentions, and while it may seem like you are doing the right thing and helping them, it has many downsides and causes many issues among wildlife.

We want to keep our trails safe for the public to enjoy nature and wildlife (from a safe distance), and by feeding them we encourage them to approach humans (which is not safe for you or them), major health problems (such as Angel Wing Syndrome in waterfowl), aggression, and greater risk of transmitting diseases among wildlife and humans.

We appreciate your help and understanding in this matter. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email [email protected]

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07/21/2021

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THIS WEEKEND! Come see us on Friday and Saturday from 9:00am - 2:00pm for our Estate Sale Fundraiser!

This estate sale will have over 100 years of antique items, so don't miss your chance to take home a piece of Fayette history! Some things you'll find: furniture, music, jewelry, fine china, trinkets, vintage books, & more!

All proceeds will benefit the new Fayette Environmental Education Center.

For more information check out our Facebook Event!

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06/30/2021

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We are excited to offer you a virtual summer camp in a box!

Join the Southern Conservation Trust this summer for Camp WILD in a Box, right in your own home! The Camp Activity Box is $60 and comes with over $280 worth of projects and access to online videos, tutorials, and much more. This affordable, exclusive activity bundle makes summer camp accessible for all families during COVID-19.

Camp WILD Kits will consist of all supplies needed to complete all camp activities. Worksheets, instructions, and educational materials will also be included.

Click the link below to see more about the activities included, and purchase yours today!

https://sctlandtrust.org/summercamps/

Happy Father's Day!
06/20/2021

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there! Thank you for sharing your love of adventure and exploring the outdoors with us, and for giving us the love for nature we now have. 💚

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06/14/2021

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Tomorrow, June 15, is National Nature Photography Day!
This year we decided to do a giveaway in celebration of the day! Until tomorrow at midnight, enter for a chance to win an SCT aluminum water bottle and t-shirt!
To enter simply post a nature photo taken at one of our nature areas and tag us!

Entries will be accepted now until midnight on Tuesday, June 15, and the winner will be announced Wednesday at noon!

06/05/2021

Today is National Trails Day!

What better way to celebrate than by getting out and enjoying the trails at our nature areas!

#nationaltrailsday

Congratulations Brooke!
05/19/2021

Congratulations Brooke!

Congratulations to Brooke Winters on winning our first ever Students for Stewardship Award!

Brooke is a senior at McIntosh High School in Peachtree City, Georgia, and will be attending Georgia Tech in the fall majoring in Bio-Engineering. She has been our high school inter this past year, and has been an outstanding steward for nature in our organization.

Thank you so much for all of your hard work Brooke!

05/09/2021

We would like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Mother’s out there!

Photographed here is one amazing mom! This mother opossum will carry her young on her back, once they are old enough to leave her pouch, and teach them important skills such as how to find food and avoid predators. These babies will stay with their mom until they are about 3-4 months old, before embarking on their own journey of life.

05/08/2021

Today is World Migratory Bird Day! The theme for this year is: “Sing, Fly, Soar like a Bird!” It is a day to explore everything that makes birds unique such as what makes birds sing, and the power of flight. What better way to celebrate than by going to Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary to spend the day bird watching!

Thank you to one of our volunteers, Morgan Quimby, for submitting this post to us!

Summer of the Cicada - Southern Conservation Trust
05/07/2021
Summer of the Cicada - Southern Conservation Trust

Summer of the Cicada - Southern Conservation Trust

Photograph taken by Brian McKnight on the Flint River   Cicadas, a creature whose sounds we all relate to warm summer evenings after even hotter days. There are many different species of cicadas, and the ones heard every year are considered annual cicadas. But what...

05/05/2021

Make a difference this Mother's Day, and support Southern Conservation Trust while you shop on Amazon at no extra cost to you!

Simply start by clicking smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2036727 to confirm “Southern Conservation Trust” as your charity of choice, and AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your eligible purchase price to our organization!

05/04/2021

We’re so excited to announce that the new website for our latest project, the Fayette Environmental Education Center is LIVE! Thank you Country Fried Creative for designing this incredible website and turning our vision into reality!

Visit https://fayettenature.org to check out the new website! We can’t wait to open the Fayette Environmental Education Center to the public later this year!

Photos from Southern Conservation Trust's post
03/30/2021

Photos from Southern Conservation Trust's post

Great PSA about slowing down to look out for crossing turtles on roadways!
03/22/2021

Great PSA about slowing down to look out for crossing turtles on roadways!

MINI MONDAY:🐢 meep meep baby turtle season is here, drive slowly! Watch out for babies and for momma turtles on the roads, both on the refuge and in your neighborhood. 🐢⚠️

📸 A very smol baby turtle stands under a smiling park ranger, who may or may not be laying on the sidewalk. Credit: David Ortega

Photos from Southern Conservation Trust's post
03/03/2021

Photos from Southern Conservation Trust's post

Photos from Southern Conservation Trust's post
02/03/2021

Photos from Southern Conservation Trust's post

We are thrilled to announce that we’re participating in the Target Circle program! You can vote for us and help direct T...
01/14/2021

We are thrilled to announce that we’re participating in the Target Circle program! You can vote for us and help direct Target’s giving to support our efforts to continue elevating nature through exceptional stewardship. For full program details, how to sign up, cast votes, and restrictions, please visit Target Circle www.target.com/circle.

If you need help voting or finding Southern Conservation Trust on Target Circle, please contact us by emailing [email protected] or calling 770-486-7774, Ext. 711. Thank you for your support!

We are thrilled to announce that we’re participating in the Target Circle program! You can vote for us and help direct Target’s giving to support our efforts to continue elevating nature through exceptional stewardship . For full program details, how to sign up, cast votes, and restrictions, please visit Target Circle www.target.com/circle.

If you need help voting or finding Southern Conservation Trust on Target Circle, please contact us by emailing [email protected] or calling 770-486-7774, Ext. 711. Thank you for your support!

Calling all photographers and nature lovers - we are hosting a photo contest throughout the month of January for the cha...
01/12/2021

Calling all photographers and nature lovers - we are hosting a photo contest throughout the month of January for the chance to win an SCT aluminum water bottle and a reusable SCT chico bag!

Share your best pictures of our nature areas with us for your chance to win! Tag us in your pictures and email them to [email protected] to enter our photo contest! We are very excited to see your photos!

This beautiful photo was taken at Sams Lake this time last year.

Calling all photographers and nature lovers - we are hosting a photo contest throughout the month of January for the chance to win an SCT aluminum water bottle and a reusable SCT chico bag!

Share your best pictures of our nature areas with us for your chance to win! Tag us in your pictures and email them to [email protected] to enter our photo contest! We are very excited to see your photos!

This beautiful photo was taken at Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary this time last year.

Thank you so much to everyone who helped us exceed our #GivingTuesday goal yesterday! You helped us kick off the beginni...
12/02/2020

Thank you so much to everyone who helped us exceed our #GivingTuesday goal yesterday! You helped us kick off the beginning of the Fayette Environmental Center, and we have been blown away by your generosity. Because of you, we more than doubled our goal and raised $7,330! Thank you again for everything.

If you haven't had a chance to make a gift, it's not too late! Make your tax-deductible contribution today to expand access to environmental education for children and adults in Georgia and the Southeast by visiting www.sctlandtrust.org/Nature.

We cannot thank everyone enough for your generous support today! There are just a few more hours to double your donation...
12/02/2020

We cannot thank everyone enough for your generous support today! There are just a few more hours to double your donation and help support the development of the Fayette Environmental Education Center! We have met our goal for #GivingTuesday; however, we still have a long way to go before Fayette County’s newest attraction is fully funded. Please visit www.sctlandtrust.org/GivingTuesday to learn more about the many ways you can help.

We are absolutely thrilled to announce we have reached our #GivingTuesday fundraising goal of $2,000 for the Fayette Env...
12/01/2020

We are absolutely thrilled to announce we have reached our #GivingTuesday fundraising goal of $2,000 for the Fayette Environmental Education Center (FEEC)! Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed and shared our message!

Danger Noodle, one of our resident animal ambassadors, wants to thank you for your support and share that a special donor has announced they will match all NEW donations up to $5,000 made by midnight tonight, which will help your gift go twice as far! Will you join us and double your impact to expand access to environmental education and help us build Danger Noodle and his friends at FEEC a new enclosure by donating today?

Danger Noodle is a grey rat snake (Pantherophis spiloides) currently being raised at FEEC. Grey rat snakes are a very common snake in Fayette County and can reach up to 6 feet long. During warm days you can find these snakes sunbathing on the branches of trees.

Visit www.sctlandtrust.org/GivingTuesday for more information on how you can support SCT this Giving Tuesday!

2020 has been a year unlike any other, but this #GivingTuesday we are very excited to offer something to look forward to...
12/01/2020

2020 has been a year unlike any other, but this #GivingTuesday we are very excited to offer something to look forward to in 2021: the opening of the Fayette Environmental Education Center on March 20, 2021, in downtown Fayetteville, GA!

The Fayette Environmental Education Center will be a place where children, families, and visitors of all ages can connect with the wonders of nature in Georgia and learn about what makes Georgia such a beautiful place. The Fayette Environmental Education Center will feature multiple exhibit rooms with native wildlife and plants, an indoor environmental classroom, an environmental art gallery, outdoor programming and pollinator gardens, and much more.

Please support our new endeavor by donating to the Fayette Environmental Education Center to help us expand access to environmental education for children and adults in Georgia and the Southeast and sharing our exciting news with your friends and family. All donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible. To learn more about our exciting plans and to donate, please visit www.sctlandtrust.org/Nature.

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415 Burch Rd
Fayetteville, GA
30215

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Tuesday 7am - 8:30pm
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I think it's really cool what was done here initially, but it seems to be overrun now by Sweet Gum saplings.
Hired to fertilize The Ridge Nature Area dont know why mom picked it up. Humans... gotta love em. #CuznCottonball
Beware- it seems there are a couple dog owners who believe this park is a dog park and let their multiple dogs run out of sight and chase the wildlife as well as growl at you and block the trail that you are walking. This is the second time I’ve had a run in with the ladies and their dogs. Has anyone else run into this issue?
Today is National Take a Walk in the Park Day! To celebrate, visit one or all eight of our public nature areas in Fayette County! Learn more about our public nature areas by visiting www.sctlandtrust.org/nature-areas The pictures shown here are from the following parks: Line Creek Nature Area The Ridge Nature Area Flat Creek Nature Area Morgan Grove Nature Area Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary Nesmith Preserve
Today is National Take a Walk in the Park Day! To celebrate, visit one or all eight of our public nature areas in Fayette County! Learn more about our public nature areas by visiting www.sctlandtrust.org/nature-areas The pictures shown here are from the following parks: Line Creek Nature Area The Ridge Nature Area Flat Creek Nature Area Morgan Grove Nature Area Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary Nesmith Preserve
Today is National Take a Walk in the Park Day! To celebrate, visit one or all eight of our public nature areas in Fayette County! To learn more about our public nature areas, please visit www.sctlandtrust.org/nature-areas Don't forget to tag us in your pictures when visiting our nature areas - we love to see your photos enjoying nature! The pictures shown here are from the following parks: - Line Creek Nature Area - The Ridge Nature Area - Morgan Grove Nature Area - Flat Creek Nature Area - Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary - Nesmith Preserve
Today is World Wildlife Day, which celebrates and raises awareness of all the wild animals and plants on Earth! Part of this year’s theme for World Wildlife Day focuses on conserving forests and forest wildlife, which is a large part of the work our Conservation Team does every day. Please support our work to protect forests and wildlife today and every day. Learn more about the theme for World Wildlife Day 2021 and how important protecting forests is for all living beings by visiting: https://wildlifeday.org/. Please enjoy these pictures of some of the many living things that call our public nature areas home. 📸 #1: A Barred Owl at Nesmith Preserve photographed by Edgargo Ramirez 📸 #2: A Viceroy butterfly at Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary photographed by David Hermecz 📸 #3: Turtles at Line Creek Nature Area photographed by David Hermecz 📸 #4: A Red-winged Blackbird at Nesmith Preserve photographed by Marlene Koslowsky 📸 #5: Native Trees at The Ridge Nature Area
Signing copies of my trilogy tonight for the lucky person who won the bid at the auction for the Southern Conservation Trust last weekend. I've enjoyed supporting local nonprofits through my writing the last several years. I have a great affinity for the work the Southern Conservation Trust does and have discovered wells of inspiration in the Deep Woods. The Ridge Nature Area
We now have pages for Flat Creek Nature Area and Nesmith Preserve! Be sure to check in when you visit and share your photos with us. We also have pages for Line Creek Nature Trail and The Ridge Nature Area! Pages will be coming soon for our other areas as well!!
We are one month away from our Run the Ridge 5K at The Ridge Nature Area in Fayetteville, GA (City of Fayetteville, Georgia - Government )!! Enjoy a run through the beautiful scenery that Fayetteville has to offer. The trail is mostly flat and gentle, following the outside perimeter of the park and the banks of Gingercake Creek and Whitewater Creek. You can expect a few hills but gentle, non-technical trails. All proceeds from the Run The Ridge 5K go towards the Southern Conservation Trust’s environmental education efforts and nature preserves in Georgia. Register today to be a hero for nature! Register and learn more at www.sctlandtrust.org/runtheridge5k
Have you been to The Ridge Nature Area? The Ridge is 308 acres of beauty located just outside downtown Fayetteville, GA (City of Fayetteville, Georgia - Government). Walk along Whitewater and Gingercake Creeks, explore the forested slopes, or wander around with a book from the Little Free Library. No matter what you do, you'll definitely enjoy your time. Enjoy this view? It can be yours during the Run the Ridge 5K on February 29. More information and registration at https://bit.ly/3aEh08L
Join us at the 🌍 day Festival! We have unity seeds you can take and plant! Or stop by and make a bird seed pine cone! #earthday2019 #gafayettedems #rainorshine The Ridge Nature Area