Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment Receives Strong Support

Download PDF Press Release With five weeks remaining until the November General Election, the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment received the support of Governor Nathan Deal, members of the General Assembly and numerous business and community leaders at a campaign reception in Atlanta on October 2.  The measure is constitutional amendment number one and if approved … Continue Reading →

Groundbreaking Event Dedicates New Park in English Avenue Community

Download PDF Press Release Atlanta, GA, August 23, 2018 – Today, Park Pride and The Conservation Fund, together with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, the City of Atlanta, and representatives from the English Avenue community, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the long-anticipated English Avenue greenspace formerly known as Boone Park West (located at Joseph E. Boone Boulevard and … Continue Reading →

Park Pride’s Friends of the Park Program to Benefit from a Wells Fargo Grant

Download PDF Press Release Atlanta, GA, July 27, 2018 – Park Pride, the Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, received a $10,000 grant from Wells Fargo to enhance the resources provided through the Friends of the Park (FOP) Program to increase citizen engagement in and education around neighborhood parks and … Continue Reading →

Park Pride Returns to Brookhaven

Download PDF Press Release Atlanta – April 25, 2018 – Park Pride, the Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, announced that the City of Brookhaven has signed a new contract allowing the organization to resume park improvement activities that were placed on hold when Brookhaven incorporated in 2012. Prior to … Continue Reading →

Park Pride Announces 2018 Inspiration Award Winners!

Download PDF Press Release At Park Pride’s 17th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference on March 26, 2018, six Inspiration Award winners were recognized for their commitment to nurturing and strengthening the bonds between parks and communities. This year, these leaders were recognized: Isabel González Whitaker – Friends of Sara J. González Park In 2010, Coronet Way … Continue Reading →

17th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference Sparks Important Conversations in Light of Projected Population Growth

Download Printable PDF Atlanta, GA, March 6, 2018 – Park Pride, the Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, is hosting the 17th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Monday, March 26th. The event is expected to draw over 450 attendees from across the Southeast and … Continue Reading →

Land Conservation Measure Unanimously Passes Key Committee

Download Printable PDF February 22, 2018 – The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act, which would dedicate annual funding to land conservation projects across the state, was passed unanimously this morning by the House Natural Resources Committee. The measure in its current form would generate approximately $20 million annually without raising or creating any new taxes. “This … Continue Reading →

Outdoor Industry Association Announces Support for Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act

Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), the nation’s leading trade association for the outdoor recreation industry is supporting the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act (HB 332). OIA represents more than 1,300 manufacturers, retailers, suppliers and other key members of the $887 billion outdoor recreation industry in the United States.

8 in 10 Voters Agree: Georgia Should Invest in Land Conservation

Download Printable PDF Eight in 10 Georgians agree that a portion of the existing state sales tax on outdoor recreation equipment should be constitutionally dedicated to land conservation according to a recent poll conducted by McLaughlin & Associates for the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Coalition.  The coalition is comprised of the state’s leading conservation organizations. “Georgians … Continue Reading →