Nancy Lewis affirms our inceasingly important role as stewards of our public lands
DALLAS, TEXAS (PRWEB) April 09, 2013
Spring is here . . . what better time to spend a day at the park?
National parks advocate Nancy Lewis invites readers to reconnect with the magic of nature through her book “The Parks of Colorado Springs: Building Community, Preserving a Legacy” (Brown Books Publishing Group).
Rediscover the magnificent splendors a park can offer while remembering why they were once the center of social activity in America—and why it is so important to maintain them for future generations.
“The Parks of Colorado Springs” weaves a compelling tale about the growth, success and challenges the national parks have seen since their inception.
This story speaks not only for the parks of Colorado Springs, Colorado, but for national parks throughout the country.
“I believe if you are going to live in a community, you have to be a part of it,” says Lewis. “Giving back is the balance to taking—our park system is a treasure we were given, that we enjoyed, that we grew, that we now see passing into the future. We are responsible for seeing that well done.”
Lewis has been recognized with numerous awards for her leadership, wisdom and vision, and her commitment to the people and parks of Colorado Springs is unwavering.
Don Henley, recording artist and founder of the Walden Woods Project and the Caddo Lake Institute, says, “By chronicling the vision and legacy of those who were instrumental in the creation of the Colorado Springs parks, Nancy Lewis affirms our increasingly important role as stewards of our public lands.”
Today, 141 years after benefactor General Palmer's grand vision first emerged, the national park system continues to offer places of solace and relaxation.
To learn more visit http://www.TheParksOfColoradoSprings.com.
Books are available online and in bookstores everywhere.
About the Author:
Nancy Lewis started working with the Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation Department in 1966, leading fourth graders on nature hikes. Over the next twenty-seven years, she served as assistant director of the senior center, recreation specialist, recreation supervisor, general recreation manager, and finally director of the department. Following her retirement in 1994, she became president of the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center as well as president of the Garden of the Gods Foundation. In recognition of her advocacy for parks and her many contributions to the community, the city dedicated Nancy Lewis Park in her honor in 1997.
About Brown Books Publishing Group:
Brown Books Publishing Group is an independent Texas-based publisher. To learn more visit http://www.BrownBooks.com.
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