A Legacy of Nature — A campaign to ensure high-quality natural areas for now and future generations of people and wildlife.
Based on past spending and current funding requests the 2008 Legacy Amendment will be more detrimental to our metro area natural resources than many of those who voted for it expected. This trend will continue until there is action taken by Legislators.
Despite the fact that woodlands, prairies, lakes and wetlands are stressed and degraded in many of our regional parks, the highest spending category of Legacy funds for the Regional Parks System has been “New Development” such as:
- Roadways, parking lots, & sidewalks
- Wave pool mechanical filtration system
- Golf course clubhouse septic system
- Maintenance shop
Wilderness in the City is advocating for balanced spending of Legacy Funds to ensure that natural resources in our unique and valuable metro regional parks system are preserved for future generations of people and wildlife.