2014 Good Government Awards: How Lisa Wayne Protects SF’s Natural Areas

SPUR’s 34th annual Good Government Awards, held March 11, 2014, honored City of San Francisco employees who have performed exceptionally, becoming models for other agencies and cities around the country.

Lisa Wayne leads San Francisco’s initiative to manage and care for its 32 designated Natural Areas — 868 acres of parkland within the city. She has been the lead architect and visionary of the Recreation and Park Department’s Natural Areas Program since 1997. Lisa developed the programmatic framework and recruited and hired 11 staff members, who now expertly steward these areas for the city and its residents. She has led efforts to restore and develop urban trails, preserve and cultivate 10,000 native plants, and create a large and loyal volunteer corps contributing $4.7 million in volunteer hours.


Lisa Wayne: Protecting SF’s Natural Areas from SPUR on Vimeo.


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