Would You Pay To Protect Open Space?
"Long Island, it turns out, is part of a rapidly emerging national trend: Citizens evincing an increasing willingness to dig into their own pockets to protect open space. According to The Trust for Public Land, a national land conservation organization, 108 of 148 local and state measures aimed at putting up public money to preserve open space were successful this election. In all, more than $2.5 billion in new money was approved to protect land.
Thanks to Matthew Shaffer