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Preserving Burnet Woods, Interview With Cynthia Duval

December 2, 2019

Burnet Woods is a 90 acre city park located in urban Cincinnati Ohio.  This 90 acre park, established in the 1870’s,  contains one of the few examples of “Old Growth Forest” within any urbanized area in America today.  Our guest today, Cynthia Duval, is the President of the Preserve Burnet Woods organization. This group was initially formed to advocate in opposition to a proposal to use a portion of the park for an arts and cultural center.  Today, they are involved with advancing natural resource management strategies within the park in cooperation with the Cincinnati Board of Park Commissioners.  This involves volunteer efforts to remove invasive exotic plants  as well as initiating  new program activities for the park.

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About Mark

Mark Thomas Fraley is a lawyer (now retired) in Nashville, Tennessee (USA). Prior to starting law practice in 1987, Mark was active in the field of Parks and Recreation. He was the first Parks and Recreation Director for the cities of Gatlinburg and Sevierville Tennessee. He was the founding program administrator for the Parks and Recreation Technical Advisory Service (PARTAS) and served as Assistant Commissioner of Conservation and Director or Parks and Recreation for the State of Tennessee.

Education
University of Cincinnati, 1974, Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy)
Nashville School of Law, 1983, Doctor of Jurisprudence

Licensure
License to Practice Law, Tennessee Supreme Court (1983) BPR# 10448
Admitted to Practice, U.S. Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (1987)
Admitted to Practice, U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, (1994)

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