Our Katy Prairie Needs Your Support With Email By End Of Day Today!
For your speed and convenience, please CUT AND PASTE the following text and/or modify it as you see fit and EMAIL IT… TODAY! Please email your comments to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (and copy mailto:email@example.com) by end of day today May 4, 2016! Further details on the impending actions by the Harris County Engineering Department that will adversely affect The Katy Prairie (Katy Prairie Conservancy – KPC) is provided follow the cut and past email.
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I DO NOT support building or widening proposed new or expanded roadways totaling over 15 miles through Katy Prairie Conservancy’s (KPC’s) owned, easement, and neighboring lands.
I also DO NOT support a loop or ring road totaling over 25 miles which effectively constrains future expansion of conservation lands.
I DO support the recommendation to remove 20 miles of other major thoroughfares and roadways through KPC’s preserve system.
Prairie advocates highlight the importance of keeping the Katy Prairie in its wild and natural state for the good of the all people of the Greater Houston Area, as KPC:
Reduces downstream flooding by absorbing and holding back floodwaters.
Improves water quality through filtration
Has grasses that sequester carbon by capturing greenhouse gases and improve air quality
Offers people in the Greater Houston area recreational opportunities
Provides local foods, supports the local economy through nature tourism and agricultural production
Last but not least… Serves as habitat for an amazing diversity of our area’s natural wildlife.
THE KATY PRAIRIE TOOK THOUSANDS OF YEARS TO ESTABLISH AND IT MAY NOW TAKE ONLY ONE MORE GENERATION TO LOSE IT.
I WANT YOU TO STOP OR SIGNIFICANTLY MODIFY THE HARRIS COUNTY MAJOR THOROUGHFARE AND FREEWAY PLAN TO SAVE THE KATY PRAIRIE!
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Katy Prairie Conservancy thanks everyone who attended Monday night’s meeting or has already submitted comments in support of the Katy Prairie. For those that want more information and details as to what Katy Prairie is fighting, here are some helpful links:
View a recap of last night’s meeting (click here)
Review key points and background on the importance of the Katy Prairie Preserves (click here)
Photos – People of the Katy Prairie – Families, Hunters, Volunteers, Students (click here)
The Harris County Major Thoroughfare and Freeway Plan will be submitted to the City of Houston’s Planning Commission on Thursday, May 5, 2016, along with a summary of the comments and/or concerns raised at the public meeting. Katy Prairie will keep you informed as to future meetings and opportunities to get involved.
If you wish more information, please contact Katy Prairie Conservancy’s Mary Anne Piacentini (Executive Director) at (281) 851-8762 cell phone or (713) 523-6135 office phone.