TPL Honors Public Space Volunteers in San Francisco (CA)
SAN FRANCISCO — The Trust for Public Land announced today the winners of the fourth annual Lackmann-Soulages Park and Open Space Stewardship Award which honors the important role of volunteers in maintaining and improving public open space in the City of San Francisco. The winners are: Friends of Visitacion Valley Parks, Precita Valley Neighbors, and Jake Sigg of the California Native Plant Society.
All winners have improved a public space to make it more pleasing, useful, and accessible to the community through volunteer-based efforts. The winners each will receive award prizes this evening at a reception at the Trust for Public Land. The groups each received $1,000. The award program is made possible through a gift to the Trust for Public Land from Madeleine Traynor in memory of her parents.
The Lackmann-Soulages Park and Open Space Stewardship Award Program was created by the Trust for Public Land in 1997 to honor and recognize the important role of individual citizens and voluntary organizations in maintaining and improving public open space in the City of San Francisco. The award is made possible through a gift by Madeleine Traynor in memory of her immigrant parents, Ernst Lackmann, a native of Hanover Province, Germany and Eugenie Soulages, a native of Paris, France.
The Trust for Public Land is a national, nonprofit land conservation organization that works nationwide to conserve land for people. Since 1972, TPL has protected more than 1.2 million acres of land including the creation or revitalization of hundreds of urban parks including Lincoln Square Park, Nicol Park, and Sanborn Park in Oakland and Grace Marchant Garden, Alioto Mini Park, and Potrero del Sol Park in San Francisco. In the Bay Area, TPL has protected more than 20,000 acres including the King Estates Park and Skyline Ranch in Oakland.