From left, David Perez accepts the Sandy Springs Conservancy’s “Greenspace Champion Award” from Conservancy board chair Steve Levetan and Mayor Rusty Paul at the Oct. 17 “Thought Leaders” dinner at City Springs. (John Ruch)

The Sandy Springs Conservancy bestowed its 2018 “Greenspace Champion Award” to David Perez, former High Point Civic Association president, for his work in helping to create the city’s newest park, Windsor Meadows.

Perez and the association worked with the Conservancy and the city on the plan, which turned 4 acres of once-flooded properties into the park. Windsor Meadows opened this summer.

Perez accepted the award at the Conservancy’s Oct. 17 “Thought Leaders” dinner at City Springs.

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.