The Nature Conservancy’s Georgia for Generations campaign is receiving a $1 million infusion of cash thanks to the James M. Cox Foundation. The donation, which was announced last week by Cox Enterprises, will be disbursed in four annual payments of $250,000. The donation will help The Nature Conservancy meet a $25 million campaign goal.
Jim Kennedy, chairman of Cox Enterprises and honorary co-chair of the Georgia for Generations campaign, commented on the donation in a statement published on The Nature Conservancy website:
“The James M. Cox Foundation and Cox Enterprises have supported The Nature Conservancy for more than 20 years, and the “Georgia for Generations” campaign allows us to make a lasting impact by protecting and conserving our state’s natural resources for future generations. We all need to do our part, and my hope is that this gift will inspire others to make a difference in a way that feels right to them.”
The Georgia for Generations campaign helps protect Georgia’s natural spaces for future generations. The Nature Conservancy has worked with local businesses and citizens to help protect 300,000 acres of woodlands, waterways and parts of the Georgia coast. Conservation projects in the campaign include the Chattahoochee Fall Line, the Savannah River Basin and the Upper Coosa River Basin.
In addition to the conservation project areas, The Nature Conservancy also manages 16 preserves in the state including Banks Lake, Moody Forest Natural Area, Ohoopee Dunes and the Reed Branch Wet Meadow.
To learn more about the campaign or make a personal donation, visit The Nature Conservancy’s Georgia for Generations website.