Since Georgia allows local governments to decide how land is used, we must consult with them on new ideas for protection of greenspace and conservation. Here are some strategies to be used during a meeting with your local official:
- Get everyone on the same page- Know your vision and how it can benefit the official.
- Conceptualize the page- Brainstorm a tree ordinance that is specifically tailored to your community, not bits and pieces borrowed from neighboring areas.
- Write the page- Create the tree ordinance with detailed procedures and goals.
The Georgia Urban Forest Council will hold their Third Quarterly Program - Community Forestland Greenspaces: The Case for Conservation and Management on August 23, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive Buford, GA 30519. Scholarships are available for representatives from cities.
Read more about greenspace in Shade.