Wednesday, March 11, 2009

County governments association recognizes member for green space preservation and passive recreation; Forsyth County, GA; 3/9/09

Forsyth Co. recognized for Sawnee Mountain preservation Access North Georgia - Gainesville,GA,USA
The Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) and Georgia Trend magazine have named Forsyth County among the recipients of the fourth annual County Excellence Awards. The County Excellence Awards recognize local government programs and services that are highly innovative, improve efficiency in government operations and demonstrate leadership in problem solving and planning. Forsyth County is one of eight recipients statewide.Forsyth County’s award is for the Sawnee Mountain Preserve. The creation of thePreserve established protection of 963 acres of green space in a fast developing county and led to development of a passive recreation park featuring hiking trails, a visitor center, amphitheater and a variety of outdoor programming.

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