Our heritage is all around us. It is the land beneath our feet, the cities we inherit, the special places that give us joy, and the customs we perpetuate. It shapes who we are, and we, in turn, shape it and pass it on to future generations.
“Heritage Conservation” is a multi-disciplinary effort to protect both the land and the buildings contributing to that heritage. In Morgan County, the Madison-Morgan Conservancy engages in heritage conservation through education, advocacy, technical assistance, and resource protection. By protecting important natural, agricultural, and historic resources through private donations of conservation easements, zoning, and service projects, we are ensuring future generations have access to those special places that contribute to our quality of life and sense of place.
The mission of the Madison-Morgan Conservancy is to provide public education on conservation matters and to protect and enhance the heritage and quality of life of the residents of Morgan County, by preserving historic sites, greenspace, farmland, and timberland.
We envision a thriving Morgan County to be a healthy, beautiful place to live and work for current and future residents, where clean air and water, abundant wildlife, forestry, agriculture, and heritage tourism are vital and contribute to the regional economy. We aim to preserve the beautiful public vistas, agrarian heritage, rural crossroads, and small town atmosphere while attracting small to medium sized businesses to provide essential jobs and sustain our balanced tax digest. We envision an organization that makes an impact locally and uses its success to promote conservation and balanced growth throughout Georgia.