Fast Focus 'What can the Tri-Cities to do better reserve open spaces?' Think of the future

January 26, 2014 

Our precious open space is disappearing before our very eyes. Conserving and protecting natural areas while it's still possible is crucial to our Tri-City quality of life. I favor voting "yes" on a conservation tax measure that will cost you and me just $11 a year. That's a nearly painless way to ensure open space will still exist for us and our kids and grandkids. Otherwise black-tailed jackrabbits, burrowing owls, herons, badgers, beaver and other wildlife that now survive in shrinking habitat adjacent to our neighborhoods are doomed.

-- KATHY DECHTER, Richland

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