August 5, 2014
Woodstock, August 5, 2014 – Greenprints Alliance, a non-profit trail advocacy organization based in Woodstock, GA, announces the establishment of a ten year Foundation Funding Partnership with Premier Energy, a Woodstock-based international business. The Foundation Funding will allow GPA to hire an Executive Director and begin marketing and soliciting public and private funding to help complete the award-winning Greenprints Master Plan, an extensive study commissioned by the Woodstock City Council in 2006. Upon completion, the Greenprints Master Plan will provide a network of multi-use trails, mountain bike trails, connections to public parks, alternative transit along 60+ miles in and around Woodstock, and will connect area neighborhoods and public parks.
“Across the nation, cities are promoting healthy lifestyles through public access to parks and trails, while also stimulating economic development. The Greenprints Master Plan of trails is a great example of what can happen when public and private sectors work together,” said Randy Davis, President and CEO, of Premier Energy. “My business partner, Skip Noll, and I selected Woodstock as the international headquarters for our business and our homes because of the healthy, walkable lifestyle. We are thrilled to see this visionary project come to life. The completed trail segments are transforming Woodstock and connecting people with nature. Our Foundation Partnership will help build the structural organization needed to guide the completion of the Master Plan.”
Greenprints Trails completed to date are:
· 1.5 mile Town to Creek Trail/Noonday Creek Trail multi-purpose trail segment
· Little River Pedestrian Bridge at Old Rope Mill Park
· 1/2 mile Trestle Rock multi-purpose trail segment at Old Rope Mill Park
· 10 miles trails at the Taylor Randahl Memorial Mountain Bike Trails
· 1/8 mile Mountain and Hiking Trail at Elm Street Cultural Arts Village
Greenprints Trails funded and under construction are:
· 2 mile Towne Lake Pass multi-purpose trail segment
· Pedestrian Bridge Connecting Noonday Creek/Towne Lake Pass to Woofstock Park Trailhead
· 1 mile Dupree Park Family Mountain Biking Trail
· 1/3 mile Dupree Park asphalt Community Health Trail
· 1/4 mile asphalt WellStar Community Health Trail at Woodstock Elementary School
· 6 mile trail expansion at the Taylor Randahl Memorial Mountain Bike Trails
· 3/4 mile Rubes Creek Trail multi-purpose trail segment
The completed trails along with upcoming funded trail segments will soon be home to outdoor recreational groups, trail programming, and community themed events and festivals.
“Randy and Skip are among the early believers who want to help the Greenprints Master Plan of trails begin to transform Woodstock,” says Greenprints Alliance Board of Directors Chair David Potts. “This partnership will hopefully inspire other private corporate and individual donors, both new and returning, because while state and federal grants may be available, communities often struggle to come up with the required local match, and that is where our private sector partners, such as Premier Energy, can make the pivotal difference in making these trails happen.”
This Foundation Partnership joins previous funding totaling over $5.5 million, received from the Cherokee County Parks Bond, the City of Woodstock, WellStar Health System, and numerous individual private donations, all to support the realization of the Greenprints Master Plan.
About Greenprints Alliance:
In 2007, through the vision of Mayor Donnie Henriques and the City Council, a park master plan was commissioned by the City of Woodstock. Through a citizen-based planning process, Ecos Environmental Design produced the award winning Greenprints Master Plan, utilizing the miles of riparian and natural corridors in our area to lay out a 60+ mile network of multi-use trails connecting present and future greenspaces and providing a different mode of travel within our city.
The mission of Greenprints Alliance is to advocate for a sustainable greenspace and trail network which enhances the City of Woodstock’s community, natural and economic resources for all generations by promoting the benefits of a green infrastructure system to the general public. We also work to implement the City of Woodstock’s vision adopted through The Greenprints Master Plan document.
About Premier Energy
Premier Energy Inc. is a leading provider of steam technology and services. The Company focuses on the steam and utility needs of oil and gas, food service, steel, automotive, and renewable energy independent power producers. Through its subsidiaries,,the company is providing professional steam engineering services, state-of-the-art enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technologies, and EOR project investment opportunities. Premier Energy has several patents pending for it’s EOR steam generator technology. Premier Energy solutions are currently deployed in hundreds of client facilities around the world. For more information visit www.premierenergy.com.