The Georgia-Alabama Land Trust
Calendar of Events

We are committed to developing events and programs that will engage and inform the public. These events range from informative programs to simple walks in the woods. We believe in creating a wide variety of experiences that can further connect people to their natural surroundings. 


7th Annual RayDay at Serenbe- Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on the field adjacent to The Inn at Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills. Food, Beverages, Entertainment and Eco-Education provided. Come celebrate the life and legacy of Ray C. Anderson, and join us for a unique experience to help create a brighter world for tomorrow’s child.

October 29, 2020 Tower Shoot

GALT Tower Shoot

Good food, a 5-Stand for warming up, “money birds,” and prize drawings, all in support of GALT’s conservation efforts.

Here are some of the events we have hosted in the recent past:

September 26, 2019 **** SOLD OUT ***

Conservation Easements: Legal, Appraisal, Accounting, and Ethical Issues

This course addresses legal, appraisal, accounting, and ethical issues that can arise with the creation and management of conservation easements. Recent case law will be discussed. Continuing Education credits, including Ethics. Sponsorship provided by GALT and the Alabama Chapter of the American Institute of Appraisers.

Duck Derby on Terrapin Creek: a succcess!

The 6th Annual Duck Derby on Terrapin Creek was a great success-- featuring music and entertainment  (live remote with Steve Stephens of WVOK 97.9),  Environmental Education booths, free hot dogs and drinks, courtesy of WM Grocery, and lots of family fun. Proceeds...

Thanks to all who attended supported our annual frundraiser!
A great time for a great couse!

An Evening in the City,
Friday, September 28th, 2018
Atlanta, GA


Special Thanks to our Forest Sponsors!


Donny, Ginny and Taylor Crook

Pat and Amelia Hart


Thanks to our Farm Sponsors!


>>Buck & Ellen Wiley


Rock Stephens Farm

Joe Beverly

Otter Creek Farms

Jeb & Karen Hughes


Thanks to our Urban Park Sponsors!

Tom and Wyona Hamby

Tess and Scotto Seydel

Lorrie and Clay Stafford

Steve and Fielding Stutts

Barry Carr

Ken and Laura Davis

Taylor and Elizabeth Fairman


RayDay 2018 – Sunday, October 14 at Serenbe Meadow

RayDay celebrates bringing people together, encourages conversations and connections, and continues to spread the word about sustainability. Imagine a one-day course on sustainable living, outdoors in a Serenbe country meadow with over 1,800 other classmates. It was Ray Anderson’s tireless efforts to make this a better world for Tomorrow’s Child that inspired the creation of RayDay.
“We wanted to honor and celebrate Ray Anderson’s legacy by continuing what he did so well — inspiring, educating and connecting. Our goals for our annual RayDay celebration are to bring people together, encourage conversations and connections, and continue to spread the word about sustainability. If we can do this while also connecting with nature in the beautiful Georgia countryside, I think Daddy would be proud.”

— Harriet Langford, Ray’s daughter and trustee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation


May 23, 2018 – Piedmont, AL Home Office, 426 Old Ladiga Road, Piedmont, AL 36272

TIME: 9:30 AM until 5:00 PM, local time.
Pre-registration is required and appointments are preferred so that we can make our time together efficient. Please register at least one week prior to the workshop.
TO REGISTER: Contact Jamie Williamson at 256.447.1006 or Amy Gaddy

Wednesday, April 25th, Trees Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Conservation Easements: Management Tools for Working Lands

Purpose/About the Course

The purpose of this course is to provide a working knowledge of conservation easements as a land-use control. It provides guidance on drafting conservation easement agreements to achieve landowner goals for their property. Land Trusts discuss their philosophy of land use protection and what they can offer landowners. This course offers a comprehensive overview of legal, appraisal, base line information, tax incentives, and other inputs needed for a successful conservation easement agreement.


The objective is to provide guidance for attendees in reaching a sustainable agreement for protecting forest land. A framework is offered for analyzing protection goals for reaching a successful agreement in the context of legal constraints and tax incentives.

Who Will Benefit?

Landowners with an interest in protecting their forest property from development or other exploitation should attend.  Foresters, accountants, attorneys, appraisers, and wildlife resource managers who work with landowners will benefit.

You will learn:

  • How easements affect land use
  • The advantages/disadvantages of easements
  • Which agencies and organizations can accept easements
  • Tax aspects of easements
  • How to plan for an easement

Continuing Education Credits Available:

  • 6.0 Real Estate Agent/Appraiser
  • 6.0 Forestry Education (CFE)
  • 6.0 Logger Education (CLE)
  • Tax aspects of easements
  • 5.0 GA & SC Legal Education Credits (CLE)


An Evening on the River


5th Annual Rayday


The Ray C. Anderson Foundation sponsors this day of discovery about sustainability in a Serenbe country meadow. This fun-filled, family-oriented event includes delicious offerings from food trucks, as well as hay rides, hot-air balloons, children’s activities and learning booths. Come meet our Georgia-Alabama Land Trust representatives, make new connections, and join in the conversation about sustainable living at this zero waste event.



Conservation Easements for forest landowners and their advisors

Join us in Macon this September for our annual two-day course about Conservation Easements focused on Landowners and their Advisors. Professional course credit will be offered for attendees.



4th Annual Duck Derby on Terrapin Creek

Our annual Duck Derby is returning for the 4th year! Adopt a duck for $5 for a chance to win a 10-ft Tarpon 100 kayak (along with other great prizes)! We will have live entertainment, FREE hot dogs provided by WM Grocery, and lots of other family fun! Save the date and spread the word!! Proceeds from the event will benefit Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, to help support the mission of protecting land for present and future generations!

When: Saturday, August 26th 11AM – 2PM CDT

Where: 4114 County Road 175, Piedmont Alabama 36272

Free, family friendly event!