How You Can Help
There are many small steps that you can take to help us save Charolette's green spaces and protect our environment. Together we can make a difference!
City Council is voting on Monday, October 21st on the new "urban tree ordinance petition 2019-104. If passed this will loosen the protection on the trees in Charlotte to benefit developers. The trees need YOUR help! Send an email to City Council asking them to vote NO on this petition.
Thank you for your support for public green spaces. As you know, parks and greenways plays a critical role in the County's economic development and quality of life. They contribute to clean air and water, connect people to nature, improve physical and mental health, and build stronger neighborhoods by creating community and offering alternative transportation.
However, as you are aware, to continue to thrive and attract people and business, Charlotte needs to continue investing in parks and greenways, which deserve a stable financial footing that would be provided by a designated public funding source.
I encourage you to support placing before voters on the November 2019 ballot, the option to increase the sales tax by a quarter cent. Many of our greenways are a part of and are critical to advancing the Carolina Thread Trail, a planned 1,600-mile regional network that will connect us to surrounding counties.
Without this new source of funding, our parks and greenways cannot meet the needs of our growing population. Thank you for supporting and providing access to nature for all.