Camden County GA Greenprint
Camden County, Georgia, once a sweetly tranquil place of endless marshes, fertile soils, tall pines, plantations, lumberyards, and shrimp boats, today is experiencing an unprecedented level of growth. As the community becomes a second home for military retirees, transplanted northerners, and others looking for a slower pace, it becomes more of a challenge to preserve the natural and cultural amenities that brought people to Camden County in the first place.
The Trust for Public Land was hired by the City of St. Marys to help develop a Greenprint for the county, a tool that includes a shared vision, recommendations, and a series of detailed maps that show opportunities for conserving land, linking communities, and preserving heritage. Funding was provided through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The City of St. Marys applied for and was awarded a DNR Coastal Incentive Grant (CIG), and subsequently contracted with TPL to develop the Greenprint.