Is it necessary to protect floodplain corridors in Rockwall County?

Should citizens and county government become more involved in creating a linked network of trails and open space countywide?

Should the county be conserving land, with the purpose of protecting the water quality of the creeks and lakes?

Information to help the public decide where it stands on such questions will be given the public in a 6 p.m. workshop meeting Tuesday, Dec. 16, in the Rockwall County Library meeting room.

An Open Space Goal Identification Workshop, as the meeting is called, is being sponsored by the Rockwall County commissioners, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), and by the Trust for Public Land (TPL), all three of whom by virtue of a contract, have united and developed preliminary information which would facilitate a county-wide open space plan.

The Conservation Visioning Project is the project underway, and the results to date of that research will be presented.

Activities have included the production of “Rockwall County Current Conditions Report”, a “Land Conservation Funding Option Feasibility Study”, “Public Opinion Survey” and an “Open Space Priorities Report” to come. Those reports will help the county develop an open space plan.

All interested parties are invited to attend the public meeting, which will be considered a Commissioners Court workshop as well at the Rockwall County Public Library, 1215 E. Yellow Jacket Lane.

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