Linwood Nature Preserve

In partnership with Gainesville Parks and Recreation, Redbud Project volunteers have developed the 30-acre tract off Thompson Bridge on Lake Lanier for public recreation in the amazing ecosystem of native trees, shrubs, vines, wildflowers, and non-flowering flora for those people who experience a growing phenomenon called "nature deficit disorder". 

While sustaining the natural features of the preserve, trails wind through nature for two-and-a-half miles around plant communities, geologic features, and wetlands. To model environmental conservation, the preserve features a rain garden to control stormwater runoff, permeable paving for erosion control, rehabilitated wetlands to abate pollutants and silt into Lake Lanier. An abandoned building has been converted into a field laboratory, classroom, and headquarters of the Redbud Project. A display garden of native plants that resist ozone damage from climate change. surround the building.

Management of invasive species such as privet, kudzu, and other exotics is an on-going battle. Redbud volunteers wage war by committing untold hours to remove invasive species that strangle the growth of native species .

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.       

                                                                                                          ~ Anthropologist Margaret Mead

The Redbud Project           PO Box 907614 Gainesville, GA  30501                Email: redbudproject@gmail.com