Preser­va­tion group gets big dol­lar do­na­tion

The Standard Journal - - ENTERTAINM­ENT -

ST. SI­MONS IS­LAND — A group com­mit­ted to pre­serv­ing the scenic char­ac­ter of St. Si­mons Is­land on the Ge­or­gia coast is $1 mil­lion richer thanks to an anony­mous donor.

The Brunswick News re­ports the $1 mil­lion do­na­tion to the St. Si­mons Land Trust came at an im­por­tant time. The trust is work­ing to meet a fundrais­ing chal­lenge by a char­i­ta­ble foun­da­tion that re­cently awarded it $2 mil­lion.

The An­schutz Foun­da­tion says it will give the Land Trust an­other $2 mil­lion if it can raise $4 mil­lion. The anony­mous donor’s check brings the trust closer to that goal.

Land Trust ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor David Pope says the money will help “en­sure that the St. Si­mons we love is pro­tected for the next gen­er­a­tion and the next.”

About 12,700 peo­ple live on St. Si­mons Is­land near Brunswick.

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