Closely tied to the mission of the Heritage Area is the protection of its greenspace, monadnocks, and historic buildings. Since the Alliance was created, thousands of acres of land have been added to both Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve and Panola Mountain State Park for the enjoyment of the public and the protection of a fragile ecosystem. The Monastery of the Holy Spirit has placed conservation easements, which insure that lands and streams will remain managed in their natural state for generations, over much of the 2,000+ acres they call home. And, the Alliance works closely with the State Historic Preservation office to place historic buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. A nomination for the city of Lithonia is pending and the Klondike district was listed a few years ago. Scroll through the pictures here to learn more about some of our special places worthy of protection.
Culture & Community
Explore the relationship of man to the land the rivers and the rocks.
Investigate granite ecosystems and forest trails that explode with life and color.
Granite & Technology
Discover how granite quarries fueled an industry and innovation.
Experience the spiritual elements of nature and meet its guardians.
See the lands of Georgia's frontier where settlers carved a life in the land.