Great News! Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski confirmed his commitment to Land Preservation in the Gunpowder watershed by asking for an increase in his 2022 – 2026 budget proposal. The cumulative increase through 2026 will be $13,260,000. The GVC sent him a personal thank you, but please, if you have a minute, drop him a line of thanks as well. Click here for his contact information.
We are not there yet though. The Baltimore County Council has a legislative budget adoption session scheduled for May 21. It is important to let your County Council person know about the importance of land preservation to the Big Gunpowder Falls and to the County’s well being. Preserving the land protects the streams and rivers that flow through the land –we cannot protect the water without protecting the land.
When we make land preservation a priority we can:
- save the places people need and love
- connect people to the land
- make our communities healthier
- secure wildlife habitat
- protect clean water and air
- keep farmers farming
- stabilize our climate
- conserve places of natural beauty