Earth Day Celebration: Moonlight Through the Pines

Atlanta, GA | April 21, 2017

The Nature Conservancy hosted its annual fundraising event, the 23rd annual Earth Day Celebration: Moonlight Through the Pines, on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 7 pm to 11 pm. Event co-chairs, Jennifer and Marty Flanagan, planned the fun evening outdoors at The Promenade at Piedmont Park to benefit the conservation of Georgia’s forests, waters and coast. 

Guests enjoyed a sustainable, Georgia-based menu by Dennis Dean, music by The Bradley Cole Smith Band and a silent auction featuring excursions and experiences in nature.

Tim  and Mary Mapes dancing at the 2017 Earth Day Celebration. Mapes is S.V.P. and Chief Marketing Officer at Delta Air Lines.

Tim and Mary Mapes dancing at the 2017 Earth Day Celebration. Mapes is S.V.P. and Chief Marketing Officer at Delta Air Lines. © Donna Permell

Since 1969, the Conservancy has protected more than 328,000 acres in Georgia, restored over one million acres of longleaf pine forests across the Southeast, improved the health of vital rivers like the Altamaha on the coast and the Conasauga in the mountains and planned for the health of the Atlantic Ocean

The Earth Day Celebration helps further The Nature Conservancy’s mission to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends by providing funding for the continued conservation of Georgia’s great outdoors. Delta Air Lines was the Title sponsor for the 2017 event. Presenting sponsors included Cox Enterprises, Georgia-Pacific and Invesco.

Additional support was provided by AGL Resources, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Coca-Cola Company, Deloitte & Touche, Georgia Power, Holder Construction, The UPS Foundation and WestRock. Host Committee members were: Erin and Jack Cay, Newell and Tom Harbin, Bonnie and Leamon Holliday, Lucie Ide and Humberto García-Sjogrim, Mary Beth and Ben Jordan, Andrea and John Pruitt, Kellie and Erik Schonberg, Virginia and Raymond Singletary, Christine and Jon Ziglar.

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

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Anne Isenhower
The Nature Conservancy

Deron Davis
The Nature Conservancy


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