Greater Red Hills Awareness Initiative

Tall Timbers has long recognized the critical importance of stewardship and conservation of the Red Hills Region. Nestled between the Ochlockonee and Aucilla Rivers, the Cody Escarpment just south of Tallahassee, Florida’s capital city and the main street community of Thomasville, Georgia, the biologically diverse area has been described as a lifeline between coastal and northern wild lands. This distinctive American landscape with abundant historical resources is characterized by rolling hills, majestic oaks, dense pine forests, and spring fed rivers meandering to gulf coastal waters.

Map of the Red Hills region

Yet, many people, including those living in the region, seem unaware of both the uniqueness and the richness of the Red Hills Region. Tall Timbers seeks to significantly broaden public awareness by embarking on a collaborative regional initiative that will increase support for the stewardship and conservation of the Red Hills Region. Working collaboratively with many other stakeholders throughout the region, the Greater Red Hills Awareness Initiative seeks to increase awareness about the Red Hills and its natural, historical and scenic amenities and cultural traditions, and how these resources benefit the public. Additionally, the initiative’s related activities will increase support from the public and elected officials to protect the Red Hills Region.

Georgia AckermanThe Greater Red Hills Awareness Initiative is presently in the planning stage. Georgia Ackerman was recently hired as Project Manager.  Former owner of The Wilderness Way, an ecotourism outfitter in Wakulla County, FL. Georgia has long been active in advocacy efforts and natural resource conservation. This includes working with public officials to enhance their understanding of the economic value of conserving ecological resources. In the coming weeks, Georgia will be developing a project timeline, reviewing stakeholder-related research, identifying project stakeholders and assisting with grant writing to support this important initiative.

For additional information, please contact Georgia at 850-893-4153, ext. 345 or

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