Stringer’s Ridge Park Planning Begins (TN)

CHATTANOOGA, May 20, 2009: The Chattanooga office of The Trust for Public Land announced today that it will postpone the public input meeting for Stringer’s Ridge Park originally scheduled for Thursday, June 25th, since it conflicts with Mayor Littlefield’s State of the City address.

Rick Wood, executive director of the trust’s Chattanooga office, said TPL was unaware of the conflict when the meeting date was set. “There is no way we would want to conflict with an important civic event like the State of the City address, so we’re postponing until a later date,” said Mr. Wood.A new meeting date will be scheduled for later in the summer once TPL has had a chance to coordinate schedules with the planning team and the meeting facilities, according to Mr. Wood.

More information is available by calling the TPL office at 423-265-5229.

The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1972, protects land for people to enjoy as parks, greenways, community gardens, urban playgrounds, and wilderness. Since its inception in 1972, TPL has completed more than 4,500 projects in 47 states, protecting more than 2.5 million acres of land. The Chattanooga Office hasworked extensively in Chattanooga on projects like the Tennessee Riverwalk, the South and North Chickamauga Creek Greenways and the Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military Park. TPL depends upon the support of individuals, corporations, and foundations. TPL depends on the support and generosity of individuals, foundations, and businesses to achieve our land for people mission.