Natural Resources & Recreation
Thanks to the Open Space & Parks Advisory Committee, all Raleigh citizens, as well as those yet to come, can experience greater water and air quality, increased recreational opportunities, and a more beautiful and natural county.
Protecting Our Natural Resources:
- 300+ miles of greenways, providing a blueprint for the future buildout of pedestrian and bicycle transportation system countywide
- 7,000+ acres of protected open space and water supplies
- $120M parks, greenway & open space bond in 2018
- Formed and led Wake County Water Partnership to bring together all stakeholders to develop a 50-year water policy for Wake County
- Adopted the “One Water” and green infrastructure concepts as official county policy
- Led the way in the state legislature to preserve riparian river buffers under state law – preserving Wake County’s water supplies
- Developed new programs to address well contamination and infrastructure repair in “donut hole” communities
- Funded and opened Robertson’s Millpond Preserve – a historically and environmentally significant blackwater swamp in Eastern Wake County
- Protected Falls Lake Rules from legislative interference through collaborative work with regional partners
The Importance of Parks, Greenways and Open Space:
Sig discusses greenways and clean water on CW22/MyRDC28 Community Matters.
This 3-part interview covers the history of greenways in Raleigh & Wake County, what is happening today and what the future might look like.
Part 1 - Community Matters
Part 2 - Community Matters
Part 3 - Community Matters