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 →

Park Improvements Coming to Greenspace Across the City

Download Printable PDF Atlanta –January 16, 2018– Park Pride has announced that $1,027,000 has been granted to 14 community groups in Atlanta and DeKalb to fund capital park improvements. This is the largest amount Park Pride has granted to communities in a single grant cycle. To date, Park Pride has awarded over $5.8 million to … Continue Reading →

The “Pollinators in Parks” Initiative Creates a BUZZ at STEM Event

In early October, Park Pride and the Atlanta Botanical Garden, in collaboration with West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, Grove Park community gardeners and the Atlanta Public School System, engaged 107 third-grade students from Woodson Park Academy in a fun-filled STEM  (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education event at the Grove Park Pollinator Garden. STEM lessons offer students learning experiences that closely reflect the real-world scenarios and professions that require skills crossing disciplines.

A “Plaid-Tastic” Event to Transform Atlanta’s Parks

Download Printable PDF August 7, Atlanta, GA – Atlanta-based Park Pride, the local nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, invites Atlantans to take part in a new volunteer initiative this fall with a unique twist: lots of plaid!     On Saturday, November 4th, Park Pride will host the first ever … Continue Reading →

“Pollinators in Parks” Initiative Takes Root in Five City of Atlanta Parks

Atlanta, GA, May 31, 2017 – Park Pride and Atlanta Botanical Garden, in collaboration with local community gardening groups, completed the installation of five pollinator gardens in City of Atlanta parks. These gardens, which are part of the “Pollinators in Parks” initiative funded by The Home Depot Foundation through the Community Building Network, are intended to improve Atlanta’s long-term biodiversity, ecological health and sustainability.

Pints for Parks: Strengthening Voices for the Greener Good

Atlanta – April 25, 2017 – Park Pride, the Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, is hosting Pints for Parks, a popular annual social that attracts greenspace enthusiasts from across the region, at Orpheus Brewing on May 2nd from 6-9 pm. “Pints” will raise awareness for and benefit Park Pride’s advocacy efforts to unify and amplify park supporters’ voices on behalf of parks and greenspace.

Atlanta Businesses Support Parks as Park Pride Corporate Champions

Download Printable PDF Atlanta – March 30, 2017 – Park Pride, the only Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, is pleased to announce that several Atlanta companies signed on as Corporate Champions, demonstrating their commitment to improving our city’s greenspaces. Established in 1989, Park Pride has worked for 27 years … Continue Reading →

Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act Approved by House Committee

The Natural Resources Committee of the Georgia House of Representatives unanimously approved House Bill 332, the
Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act, earlier today. The legislation proposes that 75% of the existing sales tax on outdoor recreation equipment be dedicated to the protection of the state’s water, wildlife and quality of life.