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St George Island

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This past June, Great Southern Land hosted an exhibitor booth at the Alabama State BAR Convention in Destin, Florida.  The emerald beaches were beautiful.  My wife, Jamie, and I are always looking for some destination that is undisturbed and off the beaten path.  Once the conference was over, we took off heading east along the coast.  We stopped at St George Island.  It’s a barrier island about 28 miles long and 1 mile wide at its widest point.  It’s informally divided into 3 sections.  The furthest west area is a private gated community with its own airstrip and includes some of the most expensive multimillion-dollar homes along the Gulf Coast.  The center section of the island consists of small businesses, restaurants, and homes.  There are no high rises anywhere on the island and the tallest structure is the lighthouse.  The eastern 9 miles, our favorite, is St George Island State Park.  Talk about pristine…9 miles of undeveloped shoreline.  Most of the land in the park looks like it would have hundreds of years ago.  It supports habitat for migratory birds to make a stop along their journey and loggerhead sea turtles use the beaches to dig their nest and lay their eggs.  I took several photos but because of the migratory birds, drone photograph is not allowed.  Hope you enjoy.


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Eddie Stone

Eddie Stone is an accomplished agent for Great Southern Land specializing in buying and selling land. An Alabama resident, Eddie has used his extensive knowledge to work and sell land in 15 counties surrounding the Birmingham Metro area. Eddie obtained a Master's Degree in Forest Business from Mississippi State University. For the next 20 years, he worked as a Registered Forester in the large corporate sector in both the procurement and land management arenas where he became an expert in land management, maximizing the biological growth of timber, determining the value of a timber tract, and maximizing its value for the landowner. In 1999, Eddie founded Forever Green, Inc.; a consultant forestry business that quickly became a leader in the local timber business. He went on to obtain a real estate license and join Great Southern Land as an Alabama land agent to further serve his clients' needs and provide full-scale, exceptional service. Eddie is also a Contractual Conservation Planner for the Georgia Alabama Land Trust. He prepares Conservation Easement Baseline Documentation Reports which includes technical writing, field inspections, GPS documentation, and GIS map preparation. Eddie's forestry expertise, coupled with being a REALTOR, has made him uniquely qualified to help clients navigate all aspects of buying and selling land.