Posted on: November 8, 2013

What Kind of Place Will Santa Clara Valley Be in 2043?


The Santa Clara County Open Space Authority seeks input into the 30 Year Conservation Vision-- Join the community forum here.

For over 20 years, the Open Space Authority has been partnering with communities to protect our waters, wildlife, and working lands in the Valley for the benefit of current and future generations. The Authority’s efforts to protect the health of our land and natural resources helps keep our drinking water supplies clean and safe, our wildlife and habitat healthy and the agricultural sector strong and thriving. The Open Space Authority also improves the livability of our cities through its Urban Open Space Grants Program and has contributed over $8 million to local community projects such as clean creeks, walking and biking trails, and community parks.

The Open Space Authority is now creating a 30-Year Conservation Vision to identify strategic partnerships and priorities for investments in local and regional open space projects (including greenbelts, creeks & waterways, trails, urban-edge farms, and habitat restoration). The Authority wants to know what you like best about living in the Valley:

• Access to nearby trails for hiking, biking and equestrian use?
• Clean creeks? • Community gardens?
• Protection of local farms and ranches that provide fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables? • Protection of wildlife habitat?
• Protection of scenic hillsides? • Science-based environmental education programs for kids?

In order to help ensure healthy, livable communities for all, please contribute your ideas for the Open Space Authority’s 30- year Conservation Vision: Water, Wildlife and Working Lands by August 30th at www.CVW3.org.

The Open Space Authority thanks you – and future generations will thank you, too!

To sign up for regular updates from the Open Space Authority, copy-paste this URL into your browser: http://openspaceauthority.wufoo.com/forms/z7x4m1/.

Visit www.openspaceauthority.org to learn more.

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