Update on Montgomery County tree legislation coming before Council Jan. 17
Dear Tree Supporters,
Some breaking news this week is that staff in the Planning Department have written a worthy set of amendments to Bill 35-12, the Montgomery County Urban Canopy bill. A coalition formed by Conservation Montgomery, Audubon Naturalist Society, Potomac Conservancy, Montgomery Countryside Alliance, Casey Trees and the West Montgomery County Citizens Association supports this bill in concept and intent -- however we believe strongly that the Council should work to include the recommendations that they will receive from the Planning Department and the Planning Board. This is the beauty of the legislative process. We all have a chance to weigh in and ensure that Bill 35-12 and its companion, Bill 41-12, are the best legislation the Council can enact.
Find an excellent letter from research scientist Kathleen Wolf to our County Council here: http://www.conservationmontgomery.org/pdf/tree%20bill/Wolf%20letter.pdf
Thank you for continuing to support the trees!