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parks

91 petitions

Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to Mayor Michael Hancock, DIANE BARRETT, Chris Herndon, Albus Brooks, Paul Kashmann, Wayne New, Debbie Ortega, Jolon Clark, Kevin Flynn, Stacie Gilmore, RAFAEL ESPINOZA, MARY BETH SUSMAN, ROBIN KNIECH, PAUL LOPEZ, Happy Haynes, Alan Salazar, John Hickenlooper

SIGN PETITION:Save Denver's Historic City Park Golf Course From Destruction

SIGN PETITION TO STOP DENVER'S MAYOR HANCOCK FROM DESTROYING AN HISTORIC PUBLIC PARK TO PUT IN AN INDUSTRIAL  STORM DRAINAGE  SUMP With NO vote of the people. City Park Golf Course (CPGC) is a part of Denver's "Crown Jewel", City Park. Both are listed on the National & State Registers of Historic Places. Denver's Mayor Hancock wants to destroy historic CPGC to install a 1965-style industrial, storm drainage sump on 50 acres of it. In the process, he proposes to cut down 285+ mature trees and destroy  acres of non renewable top soil and vegetation, the best, natural storm water mitigation system in the world. He would also knock down a popular club house built in  2001. The most affordable course in Denver that has served minority players since 1913, would be closed for at least two years.  He also proposes to install a toxic, dirt ditch in Cole and a large industrial outfall in historic Globeville. Both sites are located in the I-70 / Vasquez Superfund site . Residents will be exposed to toxic pollution when Denver digs in these sites and will be exposed to higher risks of flooding.    WHY? In Denver's race back to 1965, they want to expand polluting Interstate Highway 70 (I70), in minority neighborhoods.  They plan to bury I70, 20 feet below the water table, in a flood plain, next to a river. To keep I70 from flooding,they want to turn the "free land" in City Park Golf Course into a regional storm drainage sump complete with big pipes, trash and toxic water. They want to use neighborhoods regardless of health and safety risks to residents.  Many of the Mayor's backers have also bought land down by the river  for new development. They want the residents of Denver to pick up the tab for their storm drainage  and the price would include destruction of a beloved park. There are much better alternatives.  Runners, walkers, skiers, families, dog walkers and more, all use this peaceful, unfenced, beautiful open space for recreation, peace, relaxation and calm. CPGC affords a natural storm water mitigation system that would be the envy of any progressive city. The Mayor's plan would unfortunately include the loss of hundreds big trees and vegetation that take harmful carbon from the air and provide us with life giving oxygen. Once gone, park land is gone forever. Denver can not afford to lose any more of it's precious park land to unfettered development.  This can not happen. Please sign our petition to tell Mayor Hancock to come up with a solution that does not include the destruction of precious park land or sacrifice our neighborhoods to man made flooding and toxic pollution.     

CITY PARK FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS
4,282 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Local Communities, Local Governments, State Governments, Nature preserve boards, park services

Mitigation of local and state ordinances and bans against the use of drones

Local and state ordinances, restrictions and bans have all but prohibited the use of unmanned drones in parks, local preserves, open space areas and other natural settings. The default stance of most, if not all administrative agencies that oversee public park lands, preserves and open space areas is to ban drones, for no apparent reason other then generally not liking them. These inconsistent and discriminatory regulations make as much sense as banning cars, cameras and people in general. If the various services wanted to ban public use of the lands they are entrusted to preserve, imaging the outcry that would result. Yet banning access to a specific set of devices designed to capture the imagery of these lands is somehow tolerated. I think it important to remember, it’s our taxes that pay the salaries of these folks. We are not asking a favor to be allowed to access our communal property. We are not requesting some sort of special accommodation to be able to film the national treasures we all hold in trust and pay to maintain. By what right do any of these agencies take away our access, the public’s access, to which they are chartered solely to protect. I am asking that the industry, hobbyists, and anyone interested in preserving the right of public access to public lands and parks to start pushing back on the plethora of bans and restrictions, before we all lose yet another basic right, the right to access the public lands we hold in trust, pay for and that have been set aside for our use. That is why these parks and exist, for the good of the public, except apparently, those of us that happen to want to film it using a drone camera.

Bruce Hartwell
44 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Peter Kremer, David Maffei, Shirley Turner, Brian Hughes, Kevin Nerwinski, Christina Hultholm, Shiela Grant, Joseph Blaney, Samuel Pangaldi, Charles E. Lavine, Bruce Kmosko, Jeffrey Johnson, Christopher Bobbitt, James S. Kownacki, Cathleen M. Lewis, Michael S. Powers, Elizabeth Muoio, Reed Gusciora, Pat Colavita, Jr., Lucylle Walter, Ann Cannon, John Cimino, Samuel Frisby, Andrew Koontz, Anthony Verrelli, Linda Greenstein

Save Colonial Lake, Reject the Hotel Project

We the People who cherish and hold dear Colonial Lake Park – established with great foresight with State of New Jersey Green Acres Funding decades ago -- hereby petition the Lawrence Township Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Lawrence Township Council to reject plans to clear cut 8 acres of prized woodland to build a three-story, 126-room extended stay hotel adjacent to the park. This development and hotel by Woodspring Suites would be extremely detrimental to the health of the lake and the park’s ecosystem while obliterating its prized viewshed. Instead, we call upon the Township to pool its special Open Space Fund (created by the People when they voted years ago to tax themselves for this very purpose), together with state Green Acres funds and whatever other conservation resources are available to purchase this vitally important woodland in order to protect this jewel of the Lawrence Township park system and the greater Trenton area for generations to come.

Casey Hooker
3,103 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Tiburon Town Council, Marin Country Parks

Dog-Friendlier Tiburon

As a longtime Tiburon resident, I am disappointed with the restrictions and limited  areas for dogs. The local, neighborhood park on Paradise Drive, Tiburon Beach Park, doesn't allow dogs at all and Blackies pasture has no off-leash, fenced area that is appropriate. Many residents spend time out-doors with their pups and it is the only time they have to get some exercise and enjoy nature. It would be wonderful for the locals to utilize the Paradise Beach Park more and at least be allowed to visit with their dogs on leash in certain areas. This needs to be addressed to Marin County Parks, who are aware of the neighbors desire for dogs in the park. The Town of Tiburon is responsible for Blackies Pasture, which has ample space for a fenced in area where people could let their dogs off-leash. There is no fenced-in  area or designated dog park at all in Tiburon. Many dogs are fearful of other dogs on leash and have "leash aggression." As soon as they’re taken off leash, these dogs can socialize normally and run freely. Its good for the dogs and their owners. This town needs a dog park and there are a couple good spots that would work, possibly “Doyle” area, near the restrooms right off the main parking lot or near the play area which is the non-irrigated part of South knoll past the soccer field. Since the soccer field is being remodeled soon, that area might be off limits to dogs eventually. We need more spaces where dogs and their owners would feel comfortable and safe from the high-speed bikers and flow of traffic. Everyone would be positively impacted by clear-cut rules and areas for dogs leashed and unleashed. This wouldn't preclude the areas already in use at Blackies pasture where the dogs currently run freely but would  be in addition to what's already in place. Please Sign.

Sig-Britt Ivey
374 supporters