164 petitions

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Petition to Steve Bellone, Kara Hahn, Bridget Flemming

Please - Immediately Repair Cranberry Bog Preserve Bridge, Riverhead, NY

The Cranberry Bog Preserve is well loved and used by local residents and visitors from across Long Island. It's known for its beauty, ecology, and cultural value. The loop trail and it's interpretive guide, engages the public in environmental education, appreciation, and a continued conservation ethic to appreciate and value Suffolk County's treasure of open space. And it offers a reason for people to get outside and exercise and to reduce stress by being in Nature. But around two years ago, the bridge crossing was found broken and in need of immediate repair. Suffolk County Parks' response was to close off the bridge and do nothing else. We watched the bridge deteriorate. Quality Parks attempted to work with a Boy Scout on an Eagle project to rebuild the bridge, but had no success. Last week, we were contacted by an irate citizen demanding action, as our name, Quality Parks, would indicate -- that we cared. The irate citizen said that they contacted Suffolk County Parks and nothing happened, so they contacted us. We learned that many local citizens care about the Cranberry Bog Preserve and want the bridge repaired.  They are in support of Suffolk County finding and allocate funding to immediately repair the bridge. And so do we. Learn more: Please sign our petition to show your support.

Quality Parks
45 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Union County Freeholders

Shared trail access in Watchung Reservation

Trails across the United States help connect people to nature, inspire healthy activities, and by their very nature, help protect natural places - making communities more livable and connected. However, there is not a single shared trail in all of Union County, New Jersey. This is unacceptable. The positive impact of a shared multi-use trail network is multitudinous. Economically, property values and taxes tend to rise near shared trails, jobs and revenues in local businesses increase, and health care costs are reduced as communities adopt a healthy lifestyle. Environmentally, shared trail systems are generally well protected and enjoy better maintenance and care overall. Finally, shared trails offer a safe space for children and families to enjoy free recreation devoid of the hazards of neighborhood street riding. While the Freeholders have begun the process to permit cycling in certain parts of Watchung, the process is slow and is being stalled by a very small but vocal special interest group that ignores the facts and uses fallacious arguments. Please let the Freeholders know that you support beginner and intermediate bike trail access to Watchung Reservation. Make it known that you support a safe place for our kids to enjoy nature traffic free and close to home. Put them on notice that the majority share of their constituency support this plan.

Friends of the Watchung Reservation
1,126 supporters