“During my years being actively involved with the Preserve I have seen it grow literally and figuratively. Thousands of plants were planted, pathways constructed and Boy Scout and Girl Scout areas were developed. The Preserve is a real treasure in Laguna Niguel. I would like to acknowledge the City of Laguna Niguel for its generous support over the years and the many volunteers who made it all possible.”
Citizen of the Year Grove
In 1990, as the city celebrated its first anniversary, the Rotary Club of Laguna Niguel spearheaded the project to recognize those community members who gave, unselfishly of themselves, to make Laguna Niguel a better place to live and work. The tradition continues today with a committee composed of past Citizen of the Year recipients.
The award is presented at the City’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Each person receiving this honor is awarded a plaque that is installed in front of a tree. The Citizen of the Year Grove was dedicated on September 25, 2005, and is managed by The Preserve.