Early voting began last week. One particularly important issue on Wake County ballots is the Wake County Parks, Greenways, Recreation and Open Space Bond Referendum. Wake County provides outdoor recreation and educational opportunities to help maintain the quality of life that residents enjoy. To further that mission, the county is asking voters to decide on a $120 million, six-year bond for open space preservation, greenways, new park and nature preserve construction, and existing park renovations. This bond is especially important for future conservation projects as our region is rapidly developing. Visit this site for more information.
Wake County and the City of Raleigh have been strong supporters and national leaders of conserving priority land and water resources. You might remember our previous Board Chair Russell Killen’s “Clean water” letter to the editor at the News and Observer back in July, praising this visionary leadership. Our partners at Tar River Land Conservancy recently worked with both the County, the City, and The Conservation Fund, to conserve even more critically important land in our watershed.