Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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Atlanta City Council Member Yolanda Adrean honors The Trust for Public Land on the occasion of its 20th year preserving public greenspaceS and historic sites in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Atlanta City Council Member Adrean issued a proclamation on Monday honoring The Trust for Public Land for its two decades of dedicated work in preserving Atlanta’s public greenspaces and historic sites.

Joining Council Member Adrean to receive the proclamation was The Trust for Public Land President & CEO Will Rogers, Georgia State Director Curt Soper and Gail Morales, a Georgia Advisory Council Member for The Trust for Public Land.

“My early years were spent on a farm, so as a child I had the benefit of a wonderful playground of woods and streams and ponds,” Adrean said. “My dad taught me the value of land, and he said, ‘It is a finite resource and something that is so precious to us.’ So today, it is an unbelievable opportunity for me to be able to honor the Trust for Public Land.”

From the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site to the Tanyard Creek Park and all corners in between, The Trust for Public Land has been a driving force for preservation at a time when our community has needed them most, In the City of Atlanta alone, The Trust for Public Land has worked to conserve or expand many other green spaces including: The Chattahoochee River Park Trail; Historic 4th Ward Park; Tuxedo Park; Ridgewood Forest/Peachtree Creek; Swann Preserve; Southside Park; Riverside Park; and Kirkwood Eastside Greenway parcels.

These and other well-known accomplishments are only a part of the story. Over the past 20 years, The Trust for Public Land has conveyed some 268 acres directly to the City of Atlanta for new parks and greenspace.

In addition to celebrating 20 years in Atlanta, The Trust for Public Land is also celebrating 40 years as a national organization, preserving breathtaking historic sites across the country for future generations to enjoy.