The Association of Partners for Public Lands awarded the Alcatraz Historic Gardens Project a Partnership Project Award in 2010. The project also received two California Preservation Foundation awards in 2009—the Trustees Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation and a Preservation Design Award. This prestigious awards program showcases preservation design excellence and recognizes exemplary work in historic preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and sustainability.
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If we are all our own jailers and prisoners of our traits, then I am grateful for my introduction to the spade and the trowel, the seed and the spray can. They have given me a lasting interest in creativity.”Elliott Michener, Alcatraz inmate, 1941-1950