Immerse yourself in the pristine, quiet beauty of Little St. Simons Island and the breathtaking ecological riches of the southern coast. This privately owned barrier island is accessible only by boat and has been managed as a conservation property for generations. Its 10,000 acres of wetlands, woods and changing coastline beckon exploration by foot and kayak. Intimate streams meander through untouched coastal forests rich in native wildlife. Your visit is timed with the peak of shorebird migration, as well as early nesting of sea turtles. Only small numbers of overnight guests are permitted each day, ensuring the peaceful enjoyment of this enchanting, wild landscape.
Dates: May 4-10, 2014 - Trip is FULL
Cost: $2,150 double occupancy; $2,950 single occupancy
For more information, view the itinerary or contact
Shana Love (888) 733-5774 or Shana@LittleStSimonsIsland.com
The oyster reefs of Georgia’s coast are biologically rich marine habitats, but today they are under threat. Historical overharvesting, invasive species and water pollution have all contributed to a major decline across the region. To help restore oyster beds and promote "green” erosion-control practices in Georgia, The Nature Conservancy initiated the Living Shoreline Restoration Project. Working collaboratively with multiple public and private entities, Conservancy volunteers used natural materials and native vegetation to restore diverse intertidal habitat at two sites. This partnership approach has helped restore oyster reefs, prevent shoreline erosion and promoted community support for local conservation efforts. Project partners hope that the lessons learned will be employed in other areas of the region.
You can protect forests and other natural places by making a planned gift with The Nature Conservancy. Contact us today.December 04, 2013