Save Akron's Last Major Greenspace!

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Help us save Akron's last and largest remaining greenspace from becoming a housing development!  The Theiss Road property is located above the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and next to a popular county Metropark.  It consists of 43 acres of mature woodlands, wetlands, and uplands. 

Under current plans, 32 acres of the woodlands and tree canopy would be removed to build 65 - 110 large upscale homes, resulting in significant environmental damage to the surrounding areas and parks. One mature oak tree consumes 40,000 gallons of water a year.  The destruction of this valuable and protective greenspace will cause increased flooding, erosion, traffic, and air pollution for the entire Cuyahoga Valley Region below it.  These effects will also impact the ecologically-fragile lower part of the Cuyahoga River, where water recreation opportunities are just beginning. 

More importantly, the citizens of Akron who "own" this public land will lose a valuable greenspace for their own learning, health, and recreation.  During this COVID crisis, the outdoors have been a lifeline for so many people.  Akron families face higher- than-average health and economic challenges.  Keep this greenspace for them.