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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The hillside provided a refuge from the disturbances of the prison, the work a release, and it became an obsession. This one thing I would do well.”Elliott Michener, Alcatraz inmate, 1941-1950