Sep
21
Thu
Conservation Easement Workshop, 2017 @ Burge Plantation
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The workshop is full.  Please contact us if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

Click here to download the registration packet.

The Conservancy hosts the longest-running annual conservation easement workshop in the state. Now in our 13th year, we are partnering with the Georgia-Alabama Land Trust (Accredited) and the Atlanta Chapter Appraisal Institute to bring you this timely workshop designed to facilitate continuing education for professionals working in the conservation easement industry.

This year’s workshop will be held Thursday, September 21, 2017, at Burge Plantation from 8am to 5pm.

Continuing Education is available for Lawyers, Real Estate Professionals, CPAs, and Foresters:

  • 7 Regular hrs, including 1 Ethics hr CLE for Lawyers (approved)
  • 7 hrs Real Estate CE for Appraisers, Brokers, Salespeople (approved)
  • 6 hrs Category 2 CFE for Foresters (approved)
  • CPE credit also available for CPAs

Topics and Speakers include: 

  • Protecting Conservation Purpose for Public Benefit: Katherine Eddin | Georgia-Alabama Land Trust
  • The Tax Component of Conservation Easements: Stephanie Surles | Howard, Moore, & McDuffie, P.C.
  • Conservation Easement Case Law Review: Hal Robinson | Georgia-Alabama Land Trust
  • Lunch – by Chef Andrew Featherstone who sources most of the meal from Burge Organic Farm.  Delish!
  • Tax Strategies for Land Protection: Jack Sawyer | Alston & Bird
  • Appraisals for Conservation Easements: J. Carl Schultz | Integra Realty Resources
  • The Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices: Kevin Brice | Land Trust Alliance, SE Region
  • Ethical and Professional Considerations of Conservation Transactions: Katherine Eddins | Georgia-Alabama Land Trust

Registration Fees:

  • $300/person registering for continuing education
  • $265/person registering without continuing education

Given the feedback we received from last year’s workshop, we have reduced the maximum capacity and included longer breaks and a non-working lunch to facilitate your networking opportunities.  Thank you for your feedback each year – you’re helping us make this workshop better every year.

Oct
23
Mon
TDR Informational Meeting (by appointment only) @ Madison-Morgan Conservancy Office
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Did you know that the City of Madison has a city-wide TDR program? AND that this program may allow property owners to financially benefit from protecting their property.

TDR, or Transferable Development Rights, is a city ordinance designed to shift density (rooftops/houses) AWAY FROM important natural and historic resources TO areas identified as appropriate for development.  Click here to read more about TDRs.

As part of our mission to provide education on conservation matters and to protect Morgan County’s special places, the Madison-Morgan Conservancy is reaching out to all the landowners within the City of Madison who may qualify for this program.  To qualify as a “Sending Parcel,” a landowners property must meet certain criteria listed in the TDR ordinance.

If you would like to learn more about the TDR program and how it might benefit you, please contact us to make an appointment (between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00pm) during one of the following days:

  • Monday, October 23rd
  • Tuesday, October 24th
  • Monday, October 30th

[email protected] or (706) 818-8046

If you are not available to meet with us on then, we are happy to schedule another time to meet with you.

Oct
24
Tue
TDR Informational Meeting (by appointment only)
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Did you know that the City of Madison has a city-wide TDR program? AND that this program may allow property owners to financially benefit from protecting their property.

TDR, or Transferable Development Rights, is a city ordinance designed to shift density (rooftops/houses) AWAY FROM important natural and historic resources TO areas identified as appropriate for development.  Click here to read more about TDRs.

As part of our mission to provide education on conservation matters and to protect Morgan County’s special places, the Madison-Morgan Conservancy is reaching out to all the landowners within the City of Madison who may qualify for this program.  To qualify as a “Sending Parcel,” a landowners property must meet certain criteria listed in the TDR ordinance.

If you would like to learn more about the TDR program and how it might benefit you, please contact us to make an appointment (between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00pm) during one of the following days:

  • Tuesday, October 24th
  • Monday, October 30th

[email protected] or (706) 818-8046

If you are not available to meet with us on then, we are happy to schedule another time to meet with you.

Oct
30
Mon
TDR Informational Meeting (by appointment only)
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Did you know that the City of Madison has a city-wide TDR program? AND that this program may allow property owners to financially benefit from protecting their property.

TDR, or Transferable Development Rights, is a city ordinance designed to shift density (rooftops/houses) AWAY FROM important natural and historic resources TO areas identified as appropriate for development.  Click here to read more about TDRs.

As part of our mission to provide education on conservation matters and to protect Morgan County’s special places, the Madison-Morgan Conservancy is reaching out to all the landowners within the City of Madison who may qualify for this program.  To qualify as a “Sending Parcel,” a landowners property must meet certain criteria listed in the TDR ordinance.

If you would like to learn more about the TDR program and how it might benefit you, please contact us to make an appointment (between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00pm) for Monday, October 30th.  

[email protected] or (706) 818-8046

If you are not available to meet with us on then, we are happy to schedule another time to meet with you.

Nov
5
Sun
King Cotton in Georgia’s Piedmont: The Rise, Fall, and Revival @ Madison-Morgan Cultural Center's Historic Auditorium
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

King Cotton in Georgia’s Piedmont: The Rise, Fall, and Revival?
Part of the Symposium Series

In partnership with the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, the Conservancy invites you to join us at the Cultural Center’s historic auditorium on Sunday, November 5, 2017, for the fourth in a series of symposiums.

The cotton industry dictated the present-day Morgan County we know – from the agrarian landscapes to the commercial downtown business, to the historic homes, to the culture and pace of life.  This symposium will present the history and importance of the cotton industry in Morgan County and in a wider Southern context.

Past symposiums include:

  • Yankees Marching By: A 150th Anniversary Symposium on the Civil War in Madison & Morgan County (2014)
  • World War II: The Homefront (2015)
  • Sustainability Symposium (2016)
Mar
23
Fri
Annual Membership Supper @ Dan Rather's Barn at Malcom's Crossroads
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm

Join us Friday, March 23, 2018, for the Annual Membership Supper at Malcom’s Crossroads!  

Meet Robert Ramsay, President of the GA Conservancy, and meet the inaugural Junior Conservancy Board!

  • For supper – homemade chili made of seasonal, local ingredients
  • Presentation – Robert Ramsay will discuss the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act

This is the most fun way to join the Conservancy, so if you’re not a member, don’t fret.  Just purchase your tickets at the non-member rate, and you’ll receive an annual membership.

Reservations are required as space is limited.  Click here to register.

A casual, fun evening with friends: it’s always a great time.  If you can’t attend but would like to support the Conservancy’s work, become a member today!.

Members receive early notice and registration for this event.

Member – $35 per person

Non-Member – $55 per person (includes membership)

Please register by March 9th by sending a check to PO Box 752, Madison, GA 30650, or reserve your place online by clicking the green “Tickets” button above.

 

Apr
13
Fri
Derby Day @ Madison-Morgan Conservancy
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please pardon our progress!  2018 is a different kind of year for the Conservancy, so we are asking you to join us for a different kind of Derby Day experience.

This year, a non-event Derby Day will support our new Endangered Properties Revolving Fund with 100% of the funds raised going directly to saving endangered properties in Morgan County. And here’s how: buy a Derby Day Raffle Ticket and get a chance to go see the REAL Kentucky Derby.

For every $100 Derby Day Raffle Ticket you purchase you will get a chance to win a weekend at Churchill Downs. Only 300 tickets will be sold – your chances are GREAT!

The “Grandstand Rose Deluxe” package includes: three nights lodging, 2nd Floor Grandstand seats for both the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby races, VIP Fast Access and on-site trip directors, motor coach charter bus transportation between your hotel and Churchill Downs, a lunch buffet, complimentary beer/wine/soft drinks, and a celebrity Jockey Meet & Greet.  Travel expenses to and from Kentucky are not included.

If you sponsor this year’s non-event Derby Day, you’ll be guaranteed Raffle Tickets and receive multiple chances to win!

Plus: all sponsors and ticket buyers will be invited to tour the first Endangered Properties Revolving Fund project (date and property to be determined) – a rare chance to see the “before” state of the endangered property.

The winner of the Raffle Drawing will be announced Friday, April 13th, at high noon.

All sponsorships and raffle ticket purchases are fully tax-deductible and non-refundable.

For more infomormation on this year’s Derby Day Raffle or the Endangered Properties Revolving Fund – please visit the Conservancy’s Website, www.mmcGeorgia.org, or contact us, [email protected], 706-818-8046.

Have questions about Derby Day 2018, Benefitting the Madison-Morgan Conservancy’s Endangered Properties Revolving Fund? Contact Madison-Morgan Conservancy

Sep
6
Thu
Solarize Newton-Morgan Launch Party @ Georgia Wildlife Federation
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Solarize Newton-Morgan invites the residents of Newton and Morgan counties to join us to launch the campaign. Learn how easy it is to implement clean solar energy for your home, business, or non-profit and save big on the cost of solar energy by leveraging the power of bulk purchasing.

At this event, you will meet the Solarize Newton-Morgan team and selected contractor and learn more about:

• Benefits of solar
• How the Solarize program works
• Solarize pricing
• Selected solar equipment
• Solar Incentives
• Financing options and more

Solarize is a national movement that started in Portland, Oregon, in 2009. Solarize Newton-Morgan is the 8th Solarize program in Georgia, joining Tybee Island, Savannah, Athens, Decatur-DeKalb, Dunwoody, Atlanta, and Carrollton-Carroll.

The Madison-Morgan Conservancy is partnering with other local organizations on this campaign. Join us and join the movement to clean energy!

Sep
20
Thu
Conservation Easement Workshop, 2018 @ Burge Plantation
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Save the Date!  Mark your calendars for the 14th Annual Conservation Easement Workshop: “Lessons Learned from the Piedmont.”

The Conservancy hosts the longest-running annual conservation easement workshop in the state. Now in our 14th year, we are partnering with the Georgia-Alabama Land Trust (Accredited) to bring you this timely workshop designed to facilitate continuing education for professionals working in the conservation easement industry.

This year’s workshop will be held Thursday, September 20, 2018, at Burge Plantation from 8am to 5pm.

Continuing Education is available for Lawyers, Real Estate Professionals, CPAs, and Foresters.

Lunch provided by Chef Andrew of Burge Plantation – made from Burge Organic Farm fresh produce

Registration Opens July 30, 2018 – register early for space is limited.  The Workshop is FULL and if you would like to be added to our wait list, please email Theresa Pippin at [email protected]

$300 per person with continuing education credits
$265 per person without continuing education credits

You can register online or download the registration packet and return with payment to:  Madison-Morgan Conservancy | PO Box 752 | Madison, GA 30650


Download 2018 Conservation Easement Invitation, Agenda and Registration Form

Oct
4
Thu
Solarize Newton-Morgan Workshop @ City of Madison Meeting Hall
Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Solarize Newton-Morgan invites the residents of Morgan County to learn how easy it is to implement clean solar energy for your home, business, or non-profit and save big on the cost of solar energy by leveraging the power of group purchasing.

At this event, you will meet the Solarize Newton-Morgan Team, and selected contractor, AES, and learn more about how the Solarize program works.
Join us and join the movement to clean energy!

The Madison-Morgan Conservancy is partnering with other local organizations on this campaign.  Visit Solarize Newton-Morgan website for more information: https://www.solarcrowdsource.com/campaign/newton-morgan/