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Legacy Parks Receives National Garden Club Award

The Garden Club of America will be presenting the Cynthia Pratt Laughlin Medal for outstanding achievement in environmental protections and the maintenance of the quality of life to Legacy Parks Foundation! The nomination was seconded by Governor Haslam and State Senator Becky Massey and letters of support were written by Mayor Rogero, Paul James of Ijams Nature Center, Legacy Parks board member and noted conservationist Pete Claussen, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, and Tennessee Tourism Commissioner Susan Whittaker. The Garden Club of America annually awards 10 National Medals to nationally or internationally recognized leaders in their fields of study or achievement. Winners have included Rachel Carson, the U.S. Green Building Council, the Rockefeller family, Lady Bird Johnson, Walt Disney, and Paul Newman – so Legacy Parks and the Urban Wilderness are in great company!

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