CSRLT Success Story:
From Grits to Greenspace
If you’ve ever had a true southern breakfast, you know that grits often play a starring role. Whether covered in cheese or sweetened with sugar, grits are a southern staple. If you lived in Richmond County 100 years ago, chances are good that your grits would have come from the banks of the Lombard Mill Pond in South Augusta. Once the site of a gristmill that processed much of the area’s corn into cornmeal and grits, the Lombard Mill Pond Greenspace is now a rich wetland forest, home to waterfowl, fish, and lots of native wildlife. The pond that once provided power for the mill now provides a clean home for fish, a landing pad for birds, and some beautiful natural scenery for you to enjoy.
In 2004, the Land Trust worked with the City of Augusta to permanently preserve this magical 55-acre urban oasis, and now, thanks to a grant from the GA DNR, we are thrilled to announce that the first phase of walking trails and observation decks are open for your enjoyment. Stay tuned as we continue working on new trails and places for you to enjoy the peace and quiet of the great outdoors, right here in the heart of the City.
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