We, the undersigned users of the Botanic Garden, strongly object to the attempt to begin charging fees. Charging a general admission fee to enter the Fort Worth Botanic Garden will exclude underserved and/or low income populations.
We implore the Fort Worth City Council to recognize the historic, cultural, mental and physical health, and botanical values that these gardens represent to generations of the people of Fort Worth. These public gardens must remain just that, public, and freely available to the children and families of Fort Worth, a majority of whom live at or below the poverty income level.
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Update #4about a year ago
If you signed this petition, you care about the Botanic Garden! Attend tonight's City Council meeting to speak in opposition of the proposed fees!
WEAR GREEN TO SHOW SOLIDARITY!
Sign up now to speak tonight; the absolute deadline is 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 13:
Here below is the link to the entire agenda for the city council meeting:
Update #3about a year ago
IMPORTANT: Fort Worth City Council to vote on the fee structure on Tuesday, November 13, at 7 pm, 200 Texas St., 76102.
To speak at this meeting, go to the link below and complete the simple short form, enter it & make sure it shows pop up message that you're registered. T
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Update #2about a year ago
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Update #1about a year ago
Wow! Thanks to everyone who signed so far. The petition has only been live for just over 24 hours and we have 250 signatures! So, if you are concerned about the fate of the Gardens, please join the Facebook group "Botanic Garden Equity Project - Fort Worth". We will provide updates and meeting dates where you can express your concerns to city council.