Linwood Nature Preserve

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A Public-Private Partnership of Gainesville Parks and Recreation and the Redbud Project

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Nature Trails

Over two miles of trails, ecologically designed for easy walking and environmental protection, wind through an urban oak-hickory forest and prairie ecosystems.

Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Over 40 species of birds have been sighted within the forest, meadows, creeks and lake habitats.

Community Forest of the Old-Growth Forest Network

The preserve is one of seven in the United States.

Rain Gardens

Commercial and residential scale plots demonstrate methods of control for storm water and soil erosion. 

Native Plant Specimen Garden

The garden promotes education of understory trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants indigenous to the oak-hickory-pine forests of the Gainesville Ridges of Hall County.

Ecology Center

Site of a variety of educational programs.

What is the Redbud Project?

A Model for Conservation of Hall County is a non-profit citizens conservation group, whose mission is to promote awareness of the biodiversity of the area's unique ecosystems and extol their economic value.  Our three-pronged initiative involves (1) promoting awareness of Hall County’s treasure trove of native plants, (2) study and rescue of native plants (Redbud Chapter of Georgia Native Plant Society); (3) modeling environmental conservation methods to benefit economic development.

For volunteer opportunities or program opportunities, please contact the Redbud Project.