Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.