The open spaces and greenways preserved in our urban and suburban neighborhoods and along the city’s fringe provide patches of scenic beauty accessed by paved or natural pathways and trails that connect neighborhoods, parks and wilderness areas.
Open Space and Greenway plans provide pleasant amenities desired in most communities. They encourage walking, jogging and bicycling, which relates to improved health as well as community appearance. They also represent a place where casual meet ups allow diverse members of the community to interact in a pleasant environment reserved as public spaces for all.
We work alongside community members to help municipalities develop open space plans that will preserve our wetlands, wilderness corridors, rivers, drainage ways, flood plains and animal habitats. We sponsor other activities related to open space meant to help: