The Battle of 1810 is over. The St. Simons Land Trust negotiated a lasting peace. The General surrendered with grace.

Once again, the land trust has shown it is looking out for the best long-term interests of St. Simons Island and can be counted on to come through when it is most needed. Thanks to the leadership of the land trust and the donors that make its important work possible. We all need to be donors to and supporters of the land trust.

Teramore Development concluded their exploration of the commercial development of Frederica Road by selling the property to a non-commercial, community-based entity. Thanks to Teramore for seeing that this was ultimately the best result for all. We understand that Teramore saw a business opportunity at 1810 Frederica Road and they thought it would be a significant benefit to the local economy and community. They gave it a try and were extremely committed to their plan. We wish them luck in their future efforts at other locations that better serve the public interest and their economic goals.

The island community was so responsive and vigorous in seeing and exposing the threats posed by a high-traffic, commercial enterprise at this particular location on the Island. Thanks to all the many individuals and organizations that helped achieve this nearly unbelievable, peaceful result.

Michael Gilles

St. Simons Island

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