What will we leave the next generation: Nature…or more stuff to take care of?
The Metropolitan Regional Parks System includes habitats for endangered species, fens, prairies, wetlands, woodlands and water resources. These valuable resources are stressed and degraded throughout the system.
Contrary to what voters intended when they supported the 2008 Legacy Amendment, the majority of spending throughout the Metropolitan Regional Parks System has focused on the built environment to the detriment of our valuable Nature-based Parks System.
If this trend continues, the Legacy we will leave behind is contrary to what voters and taxpayers intended.
Instead, we believe it is our responsibility to leave these place better than we found them. If you agree, then learn more about A Legacy of Nature: A campaign to ensure that healthy ecosystems are restored and preserved throughout our regional parks system, with year-around nature-based opportunities to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards.