The Promised Land

Upcoming Preservation Events

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Preservation of Land & Natural Resources Programs

Sandhills Family Heritage Association's Preservation of Land and Natural Resources programs focus on some of our most treasured community assets. Our Preservation programs address stewardship of our land and natural resources and focus on protecting our rights to own, enjoy and benefit from those resources, and protect family legacies.


Click the links below to visit the Preservation of Land and Natural Resources program pages.

Check Upcoming Events for scheduled activities or Contact Us to inquire about Preservation of Land and Community Resources activities and events, including how you can request a presentation for your group or location.

  • The Sandhills Family Heritage Association focuses much of its efforts on the land and cultural connections to the land that have sustained its communities for generations.

  • For the African-American families of the Sandhills, land was not just soil - it was their food supply, their home and their source of income, medicine and recreation. 

  • Land was the center of family and community life. Elders who had little or no formal education were able to leave a legacy of knowledge and wisdom about the land and how to use it to enhance their families’ quality of life.

  • This collective knowledge was passed down from generations dating back to slavery and, before that, to Africa.

  • Through seminars, workshops, publications, and other means, SFHA educates African-American landowners about the long history of African-American land ownership in the region, while also providing tools to help sustain land ownership and cultural traditions of land stewardship

Sandhills Family Heritage Association

Creating partnerships to save and protect

our natural resources, livelihoods, health and cultural heritage.

This organization is supported in part by a space grant from the BB&T Term Endowment of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

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P.O. Box 754, Spring Lake, NC 28390

910-309-2198 or 919-888-0389