I am excited about the opportunities that passage of Proposition 14-7 would provide the citizens of Benton County. The creation of a Benton County Conservation Futures Fund would enable us to expand our access to open space and outdoor recreation. To me this is a legacy issue that would have a lasting impact on protecting the natural beauty and quality of life in Benton County. I have performed volunteer trail work on Badger Mountain, in the Chamna Natural Preserve and along the Tapteal Greenway land and water trails. I would love to have the opportunity to perform volunteer work on new trails created through the use of the Benton County Conservation Futures Fund.