Georgia’s Crown Jewel
The Springfield Legacy Foundation strengthens people’s connection with Georgia’s coastal land through wise use and conservation of environmental, cultural, and historic resources in the Sunbury community in Liberty County, GA. Through this foundation, people will be able to connect with the land through education and leisure for generations to come.
Reawakening Land Ethics
The Springfield Legacy Foundation will serve as a model for radical and rational land stewardship. We strengthen people’s connection with Georgia’s coastal land through wise use and conservation of environmental, cultural, and historic resources in Sunbury, GA. Through this foundation, people will be able to connect with the land through education and leisure for generations to come.
Protect the Land
In 2009, the Springfield Legacy Foundation was created to manage 8,000 acres of property in perpetuity.
Connect the People
We connect people with the land in a meaningful, exciting, and personal way.
Preserve the Georgia Coast
Conservation easements ensure the land’s permanent protection for everyone to enjoy.
The Springfield Legacy Foundation (SLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit partnership of four environmental, cultural, and historic institutions dedicated to research, conservation, and education along Georgia’s coast. Partners include Georgia Sea Grant, the University of Georgia School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Seabrook Village Foundation, and the Archaeology Institute of the University of West Florida. SLF seeks to demonstrate humanity’s interrelationship with the landscape while protecting important resources in the North Newport and Medway River basins of coastal Georgia. The radical design of the Foundation enables the land, essentially, to own itself. It will be shared with the public through responsible and innovative use guided by the complementary stewards on its diverse board of directors. The goal of the Springfield Legacy Foundation is to connect people with nature in an educational and exhilarating way.
This work would not be possible without the partnership of our educational, cultural, and historical partners. We work to not only protect coastal Georgia’s resources but to provide access so people can enjoy its unspoiled beauty. From research to recreation, everybody can appreciate the best of coastal Georgia.