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Title [Green People] ‘Return Yongsan Park to citizens’: Citizen's Club for Yongsan Ecological Park launched 2016-12-21

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  2. (Photo) Korea Green Foundation President Choi Yul (fourth from left) and other participants shout slogans at the close of the ceremony to launch the Citizen's Club for Yongsan Ecological Park.


    The Korea Green Foundation held a ceremony to launch the Citizen's Club for Yongsan Ecological Park at a conference room at Yongsan-gu Office at 11 a.m. on December 6. The event was attended by Bae Bien-U, a photo artist and chair professor at Sunchon National University, Sung Jang-hyun, Yongsan-gu Mayor, and more than 100 citizens.


    The Citizens Club aims to build an environment-friendly park oriented toward restoration and renewal, as opposed to reckless development, from the viewpoints of local citizens. It hopes that through the project all participants could feel proud of being contributors to preserving history, fostering the ecology and protecting cultural heritage.


    "It takes a second to destroy the environment, but it takes thousands of, even tens of thousands of years to restore it," said Foundation President Choi Yul, who co-chairs the Citizens Club. "It is our duty to make Yongsan Park, which is the lung of Seoul, a world-class natural ecological park and hand it down to our descendants.