About Us

The Freshwater Land Trust conserves, connects, and cares for land and water in Central Alabama, creating dynamic green spaces for future generations.

In the simplest terms, we conserve land and build trails so that our communities are healthier and happier.

You can check out our short videos to get a sense of who we are and subscribe to our newsletter to stay in touch.

Since 1996, we have worked to con­serve land that is crit­i­cal for the pro­tec­tion of rivers and that pro­vides recre­ational oppor­tu­ni­ties for local communities. We work in Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Jef­fer­son, Shelby, St. Clair, Walker, and Tuscaloosa coun­ties and are proud to partner with governments, corporations, landown­ers, and community groups to protect our natural environment and to increase public outdoor recre­ational oppor­tu­ni­ties. We are nation­ally accred­ited by the Land Trust Accred­i­ta­tion Com­mis­sion, meeting national stan­dards of excel­lence, upholding the pub­lic trust, and ensuring con­ser­va­tion efforts are permanent.

Want to learn more? Read about our conservation work in Turkey Creek, including our latest success in expanding the habitat of a rare fish!

Interested in conserving your own land? Contact Elizabeth Sims to start a conversation.

Live in Central Alabama? Join us for a Sunday afternoon hike! And check out our interactive trail map. Did you know there are over 100 miles of trails, bike lanes, and connector sidewalks in Jefferson County? A big part of our work is expanding this important network, known as the Red Rock Trail System.

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