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Keeping It Green In LaGrange

By Madeline Fuerstenberg

Oakfuskee Conservation Center || Courtesy of Oakfuskee Conservation Center

Environmental stewardship is at the forefront of the future Oakfuskee Conservation Center’s mission as the development opens its doors before the end of the year. Located in LaGrange, Georgia, on a picturesque point of land with views of West Point Lake and Pyne Road Park’s sprawling forests, the multiuse, two-story facility will be ideal for corporate functions, celebrations, outdoor events, and more.

The 25,000-square-foot center is an hour south of Atlanta and can accommodate up to 400 eventgoers. The facility will feature a grand foyer with a fireplace, veranda, catering kitchen, an outdoor pavilion, and indoor and outdoor banquet areas. Offices, an outdoor amphitheater, a wildlife viewing deck, a new dock, new service roads, and nature trails will also be available to meeting-goers. Activities like hiking, biking, horseback riding, birdwatching, disc golf, and kayaking will be available through the center.

The center will also be the new home for Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, an organization dedicated to the preservation of the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries through education, advocacy, and protection. Patrick Crews, the chair of Troup County’s board of commissioners, says the new event facility will be the first of its kind in the area. “We are extremely honored by the grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Callaway Foundation that made this project possible,” he says in a prepared statement.