The geological history of our region has blesseed us with many landforms for our use and enjoyment. A good many of these open spaces have had trails developed and are well used by all our citizens. However, these trails did not appear by magic. We have them because many people donating thousands of hours attending meetings to develop plans, raising donations from both corporations and local folks, and the labor to make them happen.
We now have an opportunity to create a public fund to assist in financing other areas as they become available for public use. Open spaces are becoming less as the population in our area grows. A vote yes on the Benton County Conservation Future Fund, Prop. 14.7 will go a long way in helping keep the Tri Cities a great place to live.
When Benton County voters pass Prop. 14.7 my hopes are that Franklin County will follow their lead and let us do the same.