The Land Trust's sixth 1% Wednesday Industry Grouping highlights our dedicated
Pennies for Preservation media partners who, on top of keeping our community informed, are helping to preserve and protect more than 70 acres of maritime forest and important habitat at Oatland North by providing
in-kind and discounted media services to the St. Simons Land Trust.

These partners include:

Founded by brothers C.H. Leavy and L.J. Leavy, The Brunswick News has covered more than a century's worth of coastal news and features and remains one of the oldest family-owned newspapers in Georgia and one of the few family-controlled newspapers left in the nation. Today, the newspaper is owned and managed by a fourth generation of the Leavy family and is under the leadership of Publisher C.H. “Buff” Leavy IV.

Buff, a lifelong resident of Glynn County, has played instrumental roles with the Land Trust since its inception in 2000, beginning with participation in early conversations and planning sessions about the need for a land trust in coastal Georgia. He was a member of the first SSLT Advisory Council and has remained a loyal and dedicated champion of land conservation.

In addition, The Brunswick News was a founding Pennies for Preservation media partner and also publishes Coastal Illustrated and Golden Isles magazine, all of which are Pennies for Preservation partners.

"We sincerely value the preservation work of the St. Simons Land Trust. For two decades, their projects have preserved some incredible pieces of land. Their efforts have made land available to the public - that we can all use and enjoy for our lifetimes. We are strongly supportive of the Pennies for Preservation program and all involved. It’s a great mechanism for providing the support the Land Trust needs to fulfill its mission of land conservation."

-- Buff Leavy, President and Editor of The Brunswick News
When David Butler began publishing Elegant Island Living more than 20 years ago, his vision was to create a magazine that would showcase the grace, beauty, and lifestyle of his hometown of St. Simons Island.

Every month Elegant Island Living fills its pages with relevant and timely articles including profiles of local leaders, businesses, and community organizations; fashion; history, arts and culture; luxurious living; travel destinations; food & wine; and the numerous social events that fill activity calendars for the region.

The magazine beautifully captures the spirit of St. Simons Island. The spirit of elegance.
Click HERE to read about the Land Trust Restaurant Week,
"A Week of Good Eats" article in the January issue.
"St. Simons Island is our home and we've been community partners with the Land Trust since its inception. We believed in their mission to preserve the island's greenspace for future generations then and we continue to support that mission today."

-- David Butler, Publisher of Elegant Island Living
St. Simons Island native, Justin Henshaw, created the Golden Isles Wedding Association (GIWA) to build the local wedding planning community. GIWA is a member-based, for-profit trade and marketing organization.

In fulfilling the association's purpose of growing the wedding business in the Golden Isles, Henshaw and GIWA promote the area as a premier wedding destination and markets its members as the best resources for local weddings. GIWA seeks to be a trusted network of reputable, high-performing wedding professionals and to continuously improve event quality and strengthen the wedding industry in coastal Georgia.
“The beauty and the uniqueness of our natural resources is the reason the Golden Isles is such a popular wedding destination. GIWA participates in the Pennies for Preservation program to help protect the exquisite features of St. Simons.”

-- Justin Henshaw, President of Golden Isles Wedding Association
iHeartMedia is America's #1 audio company reaching 9 out of 10 Americans every month. There are more than 850 live broadcast stations in 153 markets across the country.

The local Golden Isles stations have helped advertise events such as the annual St. Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast and promote the Pennies for Preservation program. The local stations include News-Talk-Sports 98.7 WGIG, New Country 102.5, Today’s Hit Music 103Q, 107.7 The Fox, and Hallelujah 96.3.
"As good stewards of our community, we believe it is vitally important to help protect the area’s natural environment and wildlife.  Joining the Pennies for Preservation mission is an important part of keeping the Golden Isles intact and beautiful."

-- Chasity Jordan, Area Senior Vice President of Sales,
Savannah/Hilton Head and Brunswick, iHeartMedia
Wander Media Company produces and distributes the only destination marketing television channel in the entire Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia regions, airing in thousands of hotel rooms, visitor centers, and airports throughout the region and reaching millions of viewers each year.

By telling captivating stories and featuring dynamic personalities, Wander orients travelers, refines their options during their stay, and enhances the Golden Isles' reputation
as a premier travel destination.

Wander Media created the spectacular Land Trust video that showcases the beauty and importance of protected properties. View Wander's Land Trust video HERE or click below.
"It’s been my distinct pleasure to work with the Pennies for Preservation program, as it serves my two greatest passions . . . supporting local businesses and preserving the natural and scenic character of St. Simons Island.”

-- Kate Strickland, Founder/CEO of Wander Media Company
Please remember that our local businesses
continue to need our support!
Be on the lookout for 1% Wednesday features on social media and via email.
Each Pennies for Preservation industry spotlight includes additional opportunities to support our hometown restaurants, hotels, retailers, and service providers.

Let's Keep It Local!
Pennies for Preservation businesses raise funds to preserve and protect St. Simons Island.
Pennies for Preservation funds are raised by participating businesses either 1) collecting a voluntary 1% or specific dollar amount donation from their customers' receipts/invoices, 2) donating 1% of their companies proceeds or, 3) providing in-kind services to the Land Trust.

Currently, 100% of the Pennies for Preservation contributions goes directly to protecting 70 acres at Oatland North on the island’s north end and to helping create a wilderness corridor on St. Simons.
Learn more HERE.
Please also consider supporting these local businesses
by forwarding this information
to your friends, family, and co-workers.
From the entire Land Trust team, 
thank you for your partnership and support!