New Non-Profit to Benefit Downtown Montgomery | News
Montgomery, Al. – The Montgomery Nature Conservancy was created to oversee the conservation and development of the 260+ acres of Cypress Nature Park in Downtown Montgomery. In 2001, Montgomery Trees, formerly the Montgomery Tree Committee, held a creek clean-up along Cypress Inlet (next to the Riverfront) and Cypress Creek, and the committee members realized the potential positive impact the utilization of Cypress Nature Park would have on the River Region. Larry Grenwell, Carol King, Kitty Chamberlain, Donald Jenkins and Susan Carmichael began the effort to save this area from logging and further deterioration.
Today, Robert Cope, Bill Campbell, Dianne Bush, Ashley Henderson, Kitty Chamberlain, Bob Champion and Tranum Fitzpatrick serve as Board of Directors for the Montgomery Nature Conservancy. The board will begin the work of transforming this wetland into a viable natural park with a master plan for the area. HOK Architects, The City of Montgomery and the Montgomery Nature Conservancy will host a Charrette Tuesday, August 30, Wednesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 1 to create a master plan of the Park and to receive input from the community. The Charrette will begin each day at 5:30 pm in the City of Montgomery Design Studio located at One Dexter Plaza. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information about Cypress Nature Park, visit cypressnaturepark.org and find it on Facebook at CypressNaturePark.
Information Source: Montgomery Nature Conservancy