Georgia association celebrates counties’ land conservation efforts
Georgia’s counties play a major role in conserving land and greenspace throughout the state, according to the Atlanta-based Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG). As part of National County Government Week (NCGW), ACCG is celebrating those efforts.
“Greening our Future” is the theme for this year’s NCGW, scheduled for May 3-9 and sponsored by the Washington-based National Association of Counties (NACo). NACo is urging county governments to use the week to promote methods for protecting the environment and wisely using the country’s natural resources, something ACCG says Georgia counties do all the time. “Land conservation is important to Georgia’s counties, and we want to help facilitate their efforts with state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, private foundations and others to give them the resources that they need,” ACCG Land Initiative Director Beth Bradley said in a statement.
ACCG launched the Land Initiative last year to assist counties with land conservation efforts, such as building parks. ACCG also is working with the Georgia Forestry Commission on the latter’s Green Infrastructure Project, which helps counties preserve tree canopies.
Find more information on Georgia counties’ land conservation efforts and ACCG’s participation in NCGW.