Protect & Value Our Natural Resources


A healthy environment is increasingly a prerequisite for many businesses and workers looking to relocate to the region.

Protecting and restoring our green infrastructure network, waterways, agricultural preservation areas, and forested lands will help:

  • Enhance community health
  • Improve the quality of our water and air
  • Preserve remaining open spaces


Plan 2035 commits to proactively greening our built environment, restoring degraded resources, and promoting a more sustainable development pattern that reduces our reliance on driving. Through this it will and shift development pressures away from our greenfields.