Definition of preservationist
: one who advocates preservation (as of a biological species or a historical landmark)
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Preservationists requested an archeological investigation before any construction begins.
Local preservationists have requested that part of the existing hospital be preserved once the new medical center opens.
It was sold dirt cheap to the local preservationists 23 years ago.
The QuikTrip expansion is one of several development proposals that Westport area residents and preservationists are fighting because of concerns about traffic, density and loss of the character of Old Westport.
Concern among preservationists about the council's record of overturning decisions by the Historic District Landmarks Commission has been mounting for more than a year.
Preservationists worried about keeping U.S. colonial history above water have scheduled a conference in Annapolis.
That’s when preservationists mobilized, writing letters, showing up at board meetings, trying to convince the commissioners the barn was worth saving.
Buy Photo In a victory for preservationists, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that municipalities cannot sell public parkland or allow developers to use public land for private easements without court approval and public participation.
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: someone who works to preserve something (such as a building or an area of land)
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