STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF TPL FOUNDER HUEY JOHNSON
“It is with enormous sadness and deep gratitude that we announce the passing of Huey Johnson, a giant of conservation who leaves an extraordinary legacy of parks and public land that benefit millions of people every day,” said Diane Regas, President and CEO and Tom Reeve, Chair of the National Board of Directors of The Trust for Public Land.
” Huey Johnson founded The Trust for Public Land on the belief that all people need and deserve access to nature and the outdoors, close to home, in the cities and communities where they live, as a matter of health, equity, and justice. Because of Huey’s efforts, millions of people in the United States have access to parks, trails, and public lands. Huey’s legacy will live on forever: in the conversations that families have at the local park, in the smiling faces of children who run down the neighborhood trail, and in the breathtaking awe that people feel when they connect to the natural world.”