March 2021 Monthly Meeting

Member Carol Hassell, who is a co-founder and the Executive Director of the Georgia Piedmont Land Trust, was our speaker for the March 15 Zoom meeting.  She described their mission which includes the preservation of open and green space in the northern portion of Georgia; the protection of water quality in area streams and rivers, habitat, working land, historical and archeological features; and education about the values of and tools for land conservation.   She clarified how a land trust is becoming increasingly necessary as 95 to 98% of land has been modified for human use.  These 2200 fragmented acres throughout the Piedmont area conserve our woodlands, birds, wildlife, and pollinators and she explained the importance of ”Protecting Land for Today and Tomorrow” in the land trust, but also in our own yards and community.  It was an informative hour.