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NEWS – Sandy Spring Conservancy Awards Photo Contest Winners

The Sandy Springs Conservancy awarded four photographers for their excellence in showcasing the natural beauty and family fun of the Conservancy-inspired parks, greenspace, and trails with their Sandy Springs Conservancy Digital Photo Contest.

The award ceremony was held during the SpringMingle celebration on March 18th at Lost Corner Nature Preserve in conjunction with the Conservancy’s launch of their Friends of the Conservancy program. City of Sandy Visual Communications Manager Jason Green, Photojournalist Isadora Pennington, and Eric Bren, Owner of Eric Bren Studio, served as judges for the competition.

SpringMingle culminated with a tour of Lost Corner Nature Preserve cottage, a walk along the scenic trail funded by the Conservancy, and greater appreciation of this beloved landmark for Sandy Springs and the region.

Dan Coffer, the Community Relations Manager for the City of Sandy Springs, earned the $500 prize in the adult division/natural beauty category highlighting the spellbinding beauty of one of the most distinctive parks in metropolitan Atlanta with his photo, “Overlook Park Summer Sunrise.”

” Overlook Park Summer Sunrise” by Dan Coffer

Quavea’, a free-lance photographer, received the $500 prize in the adult division/family fun category celebrating the joyful family bond between mother and child at Morgan Falls Overlook Park in his photo, “Love Yours.”

“Love Yours” by Quavea’

Maya A. Munoz, an 11th grade student at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, won the $100 prize in the student division/natural beauty category for her riveting photo “Reflection of Beauty” that captured the natural beauty of the Chattahoochee River along the Sandy Springs shoreline.

“Reflection of Beauty” by Maya A. Munoz

Virginia Fuss, a 10th grade student at North Springs High School, collected the $100 prize in the student division/natural beauty category showing the jubilance of visiting Lost Corner Nature Preserve with her photo, “Lost Corner.”

“Lost Corner” by Virginia Fuss


About the Conservancy:

Our mission is to build partnerships that create, conserve, and connect parks and greenspace in Sandy Springs.

We strongly believe that parks, greenspace, and trails are economic engines that will help transform Sandy Springs from a place to go through to a place to go to. Even as the second largest city in the metro Atlanta area, we want Sandy Springs to continue to offer the natural charm we all enjoy. The gift of greenspace will enhance our community for generations to come!

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       The Sandy Springs Conservancy works to identify opportunities for land conservation, advance park and greenspace development, raise funds, and bring volunteers to these projects here in Sandy Springs. We believe that strong public/private partnerships make strong communities, so we strive to bring the right stakeholders to the table for all our initiatives.

Why is it important?

       Today, parks and greenspace are more important than ever. People want to enjoy and live near parks. They are a new measure of community wealth and well-being. For this reason, we see parks as key investments because they

  • increase property values
  • create a strong sense of place and community
  • enhance physical and mental health
  • improve air, land, and water quality

How can you help?

Join us! Become a Friend of the Sandy Springs Conservancy anIMG_5953d get involved!

  • Share our message with your friends, neighbors, and business owners in Sandy Springs
  • Contact our elected officials—let them know your interest in seeing more parks, trails and greenspace!