Clean Ohio Project SIGN PETITION!Petition to Support FLMR’s 3001Graham Road Clean Ohio Conservation Fund Project
We need unify ourselves as one supportive voice in favor of land acquisition for conservation to convince our Washington County Commissioners to support the 3001 Graham Road Clean Ohio Conservation Project.
What is the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund?
The Clean Ohio Conservation Fund is a tax payer approved fund for the purpose of protecting and conserving valuable land for Green Space. In 2008, 62% of Washington County voters were in favor of using tax dollars to fund green space acquisition. This is money well spent considering in a Trust for Public Land study found,” for every $1 dollar invested in land conservation, $4 in natural goods and services is returned to the State of Ohio”.
The Clean Ohio Conservation Fund requires 501(c)(3) organizations and others to apply for a grant with the Ohio Public Works Commission. A Resolution of Support from both the Fairfield Township Trustees and the Washington County Commissioners is necessary for this grant to be considered. On February 22nd FLMR approached the County Commission with a request for a Resolution of Support which was denied.
Why it Matters
The Clean Ohio Conservation Fund has facilitated the acquisition of nine FLMR properties totaling 262 acres. These 262 acres will be preserved for our grandchildren to enjoy.
Without Clean Ohio Conservation Funds, FLMR is financially unable to acquire any more properties which can be saved today before it is too late. If you wish to see FLMR fulfill its mission to conserve and protect natural areas in the Lower Muskingum Watershed you MUST help us convince the Washington County Commissioners to reconsider.
Clean Ohio could make numerous Green Space projects within our county possible. Without these funds the county is missing out on hundreds of acres of multi-use Green Space. We need the commissioners to approve this project as well as future projects for FLMR as well as other organizations.
What can you do?
- Ask your Washington County Commissioners to sign on to the Resolution of Support for the acquisition of 3001 Graham Road, Cutler, OH.
- Sign this petition to demonstrate community support for this project.
Come to our Community Green Space Meeting at Selby Hall Room 148 at Marietta College from 7-8PM on March 6, 2019 to learn more about Clean Ohio and our project. We will have Petitions for you to sign and take with you to get signatures.
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