Green Space

Green Space

The LWV-SHR supports the improvement, expansion, and maintenance of existing parks and recreational facilities and of the continued efforts by the Hampton Roads cities to acquire additional land for open space, natural areas, linear parks and recreational use.
Position In Brief: 

The LWV-SHR supports the improvement, expansion, and maintenance of existing parks and recreational facilities and of the continued efforts by the Hampton Roads cities to acquire additional land for open space, natural areas, linear parks and recreational use. The League feels that the cities should avoid giving up open space and recreational land for other purposes and believes that recreational areas or open space lost to public or private use should be replaced. The League considers natural areas such as Stumpy Lake and the Back Bay Watershed important to maintain an ecological balance and supports preservation of these areas. The League supports ordinances requiring tree preservation, replacement, and screening. Realizing that these programs must be financed, the League considers taxes raised for specific projects a viable way to fund new programs.

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South Hampton Roads