Greenspace and archaeology

The Georgia Greenspace Program makes state funds available to local governments to purchase and preserve land, historic resources, archaeological sites or locations that protect water quality. Introduced during the 2000 Legislative session by Governor Roy Barnes and passed by lawmakers, its goal is to assist eligible counties with safeguarding 20% of their land as greenspace.

The program has changed somewhat in the years since, but the Society’s downloadable Greenspace brochure still provides useful information for counties acquiring greenspace under the current program. Click here to download the brochure.

For more information, we refer you to the website of the Georgia Community Greenspace Program, which is published by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.