BY SAMANTHA HEARN
Citizens for Brentwood Green Space paid out $10,000 to the City of Brentwood at Monday night’s City Commission meeting, hitting the half-way mark on their 2011 goal to help raise $300,000 for green space acquisition.
The nonprofit preservation group formally announced their $300,000 goal in late 2011 toward acquisition of the remaining 77.89 acres at Ravenswood Farm, which was later acquired in early 2014.
“Citizens for Brentwood Green Space continues to push to add green space in our community,” President Gil Hutchinson said. “With this payment, a total of $150,534.69 has been paid project to date. Tonight’s presentation marks an important milestone in our organization’s history as it represents the half-way mark towards our goal.”
These funds helped Brentwood purchase the remaining acres at Ravenswood Farm and add future amenities at Marcella Vivrette Smith Park, including the development of a new picnic shelter as part of the City’s Phase II expansion.
For more information about Citizens for Brentwood Green Space, visit www.brentwoodgreenspace.org. They are also on Facebook as Brentwood Green Space, Twitter @BrentwoodGreenS and Instagram @brentwoodgreenspace.
Samantha Hearn reports for Home Page Media Group. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.