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How Park Listeners Engage Community Voices In Chattanooga

A map of park investments in Chattanooga.
The Trust for Public Land
A map of park investments in Chattanooga.

The Trust for Public Land is a conservation nonprofit dedicated to bringing the benefits of parks and nature to the places, people and communities that need them most.

Here in Chattanooga, the Trust is partnering with the City of Chattanooga on a project to solicit input from communities that have been underserved and hard to reach.

Daniela Paz Peterson is with the Trust for Public Land.

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