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Simply put;

Conservation is the act of protecting Earth's natural resources for current and future generations.


The overall long-term success of the St. James community will depend on our attention and dedication to preserving the natural heritage of the land.

Once an extensive coastal pine forest plantation, this area contributed to the region's naval store supplies. In some areas of St. James, you can still see neatly planted rows of pine. In addition, rich marshland to include salt marsh, brackish marsh, mud flats, and estuarine communities provide prime habitat for marine life. This coastal floodplain forest has given way to development so that now, only small fragments remain, such as  some of the 500 acres protected and considered undevelopable.

St. James Conservancy promotes the wise use of our limited natural resources and encourages the following:

  • Household recycling to reduce landfill.

  • Decreased landscape turf to provide more natural, native plantings.

  • Consider sharing your property with local wildlife by providing natural food, cover, and places to raise young.

  • Use sustainable gardening practices which include reducing turf and using little to no pesticides or chemicals.

  • Check out our "Resources" page under "Members" for helpful information.

Conservation begins with education.

St. James and conservation

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