With it, we can:


Preserve open space


Maintain the integrity of open land easements


Acquire easements


Assist landowners with the decision-making process


Educate others to understand the value of conservation


Pass on the best of our values to the next generation



Sussex County Council

Proclaiming March as
“Land Preservation Month”
in Sussex County

          WHEREAS, we are ethically bound to care for our most precious
resource in Sussex County – land; and

          WHEREAS, adequate areas of protection are necessary to sustain economic development, agriculture, and recreation; and

          WHEREAS, the Sussex County Comprehensive Plan, dated January 1, 2003 calls for green-way programs that will directly provide recreational opportunities as well as interconnections of various recreational facilities; and

          WHEREAS, the Sussex County Council joined a partnership with the Sussex County Land Trust in a joint effort to provide public and private funding on an annual basis for the purchase of open space; and

          WHEREAS, the Sussex County Council has partnered with the State of Delaware, Department of Agriculture, in protecting over 1,200 acres of Agriculture land in the last two years;

          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, in support of our responsibility to protect open space in Sussex County, the Sussex County Council does hereby proclaim the month of March as Land Preservation Month and encourages the residents of Sussex County to participate in programs throughout the month recognizing the importance of this most precious resource.

Signed: Dale R. Dukes, President
Dated: March 9, 2004

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