Please enter into a lease agreement with the Houston Botanic Garden on a portion of the Gus Wortham site leaving land available for an improved nine hole golf experience.

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Please enter into a lease agreement with the Houston Botanic Garden on a portion of the Gus Wortham site leaving land available for an improved nine hole golf experience.

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Houston Botanic Garden started this petition to Mayor of Houston Annise Parker and

The Houston Botanic Garden is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation with the mission to create and sustain a premiere botanic garden that will promote public appreciation and understanding of plants, gardens, and conservation through education and scientific study.  The Botanic Garden will be a series of individual small gardens entertwined on its site creating a beautiful and serene place for people to wander and learn.

The placement of the Botanic Garden on this site in the East End will complement other infrastructure and development improvements being made in this area.  There will be access to the Botanic Garden on the Harrisburg light rail line and from the Brays Bayou hike/bike trail.  The proposed modifications on the property include an improved, nine hole golf layout with a commitment to relate the history of this site to future generations of Houstonians.

The siting of the Botanic Garden on the Wortham park property has the support of Civic Clubs and Business Organizations in the East End.  The Botanic Garden can grow to the size of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanic Garden or the Atlanta Botanical Garden which draw over 600,000 visitors each per year and have become important assets to their communities.

There is organized opposition which is making its voice heard.  Now is the time to let the City leaders know that you value the creation of the Houston Botanic Garden at this location.

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