Why Is Open Space Land Important?
• To preserve or restore natural areas, including the plants and animals that live there.
• To protect water resources and wildlife habitats.
• To provide a place for light recreational use such as walking, photography, or nature studies.
• To retain land for agricultural use.
• To safeguard the land for its contribution to your quality of life and the value of your home
• To shape the development of the city and limit urban noise and congestion