St. Simons Island is one of four islands on the Atlantic coast of Georgia known as the Golden Isles. Home to more than 12,000 full-time residents, St. Simons is known for its stately live oaks, abundant salt- and freshwater marshes, meandering creeks and rivers, and rich history. 

This video profiles Cannon’s Point Preserve, an undeveloped, 608-acre wilderness tract now owned by the St. Simons Land Trust. Cannon's Point Preserve is the last intact maritime forest on the island and is rich in cultural and natural history. It has over six miles of saltmarsh, tidal creek and river shoreline that provide habitat for wildlife such as oysters, birds, fish, manatee and shellfish. Shell middens dating back to 2500 BCE are on the site, as are the remains of a large, antebellum plantation.

The mission of the St. Simons Land Trust is to preserve the island's natural and scenic character and to enhance the quality of life for the island community. Georgia-Pacific has supported that mission and the development of Cannon’s Point Preserve as a recreational and educational resource.