St Simons Island Living Shore Line at Cannon's Point Preserve
For Stephanie Knox, Preserve Manager with the St. Simons Land Trust at Cannon's Point, love for the outdoors is a lifelong passion. An internship in May 2010 on Little St. Simons Island monitoring the breeding habits of the American Oystercatcher evolved into her being hired as the Ecological Management Technician at LSSI and to her falling in love with Coastal Georgia. Fast forward to January 2014 when Stephanie began her current position as the founding Preserve Manager at Cannon’s Point Preserve with the St. Simons Land Trust and hit the ground running. Her work at the Land Trust includes overseeing a wide array of research projects and the ecological management plan at the Preserve. She ensures the careful adherence to environmental standards and best practices, manages the natural and cultural resources at the Preserve, and works alongside numerous private and public partners, volunteers, scientists, and educators who assist with making Cannon's Point Preserve a model for conservation and platform for education. Her thrilling work on the Living Shoreline is making a huge difference in the sustainability of our coastal landscape and combating rising sea levels.