Honoring a local tradition, The Nature Conservancy in Georgia in partnership with the City of Douglas is hosting an Easter Open House at Broxton Rocks on Easter Sunday, April 24. A lively egg hunt scheduled for 2.p.m., short guided tours of the preserve will be held hourly from 1-4 p.m., and attendees are welcome to picnic near the scenic waterfall. Due to limited capacity on the tours, those planning to attend are asked to contact the City of Douglas Tourism Office at (912) 384-4555 or email@example.com. Donations to support the Conservancy’s efforts at Broxton Rocks and beyond are appreciated and can be made online at nature.org/georgia.
“We have truly been overwhelmed by people’s interest in the Broxton Rocks over the past several years,” says City of Douglas Tourism Coordinator Dorie Bacon. “Since the Rocks have received so much regional, state, and even national news coverage due to the unique plant and animal life at the preserve, we have been flooded with calls from individuals hoping to come.”
“We are so pleased to open up Broxton Rocks for this annual family tradition,” said Deron Davis, Director of Conservation for The Nature Conservancy in Georgia. “This beautiful and sensitive place requires special care, and we are grateful to the citizens of Douglas County for their support in our efforts to maintain and improve this unique preserve.”
Situated in Coffee County, near Broxton in southeast Georgia, Broxton Rocks Preserve protects a rugged sandstone outcrop that extends for about 4 miles. Sculpted by Rocky Creek over centuries into a network of fissures and shallow ravines, the rock system is the single largest extrusion of the Altamaha Grit, a band of sandstone that lies under 15,000 square miles of Georgia’s Coastal Plain. The preserve is home to more than 500 species of plants, including species rarely found so far south. Local fauna includes Bachman’s sparrows, turkey vultures, great horned owls, screech owls, flying squirrels, eastern woodrats, indigo snakes, and gopher tortoises.
Throughout the year, residents and visitors are invited to sign up for more extensive guided tours of the preserve; those reservations can be made by contacting Elise Cormier at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Broxton Rocks or how you can become a volunteer tour guide, call The Nature Conservancy directly at (404) 253-7210
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.