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Apache ASL Trails recently received one of the most significant national awards conferred by the tax credit industry. On June 21, 2012, Apache Trails was awarded the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award for best Special Needs Housing project in the nation.
On the heels of that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently issued a finding that Apache ASL Trails is prohibited from providing housing to the deaf, hard of hearing and deaf blind individuals who most benefit from the state-of-the-art amenities and services provided at Apache.
More information and documentation: www.apacheasltrails.com
We, the citizens of Olympia and Thurston County, take pride in respecting and protecting our environment. The upland forest in the Chambers Lake Basin can be best used to increase the size and improve the quality of the adjacent LBA Park.
The population in the Chambers Basin is growing beyond the capacity of the current parks that serve it. For years,we, the residents of SE Olympia and beyond, have been walking with friends and dogs the decades-old established trails in the woods behind LBA Park. It is a lovely setting with a forest canopy, winding trails, modest hills, solitude, and varied habitats. The forest is home to coyote, raccoon, deer, porcupine, various species of birds, including hawks, eagle, quail and many other species of animals and plants. The trails are also used for running, training, mountain biking, and occasionally horseback riding.
The largest portion of the trails are within the 80-acre Trillium development proposed for approval by the City of Olympia. The City has recently rejected the developer's proposal, but the developer, D.R. Horton (a national developer of large subdivisions) has applied to reconfigure zoning to allow a new development proposal. We now have a window of opportunity that with community support, the City, the County and the developer might be able to broker a deal to preserve this parcel as a park.
The forest within this parcel is indeed an asset to SE Olympia shaping its identity, providing habitat, shade, stormwater retention and more. Before the last remaining tracts of forest in our basin are cleared, let's save a portion of it. In doing so, we can prevent flooding, provide habitat and a wildlife corridor, and have a place nearby for all to enjoy nature.
Let's conserve the beautiful trails and forest next to LBA Park. It will be a source of inspiration for generations to come.
Hello, we are trying to get trail in bo'ness (kinneil woods) and are asking all people interested in helping build the trails to sign this petition.
As leader of the Pittsburgh Sports League Running Group and in coordination with the People Who Run Downtown Running Group, we have realized the need for the installation water fountains on the city trails (North Shore, Southside, Eliza Furnace). The city consistently promotes the use of the trails and sustainability through bike transportation.
We feel that the installation of water fountains would encourage more people to utilize the trails and prevent a serious safety hazard (dehydration) for the trail's recreational users and athletes.
The U.S Department of Agriculture(USDA) / US Forest Service (USFS) is attempting to close Public access to US Forest Lands that are presently stated as "open forest floor" that All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) use to recreate.
Such closure will take our rights to use our lands responsibly and for recreation. The closure will financially have an impact to local communities as well as retail, restaurants, manufactures, and lodging.
According to the USDA/USFS the closure is for sustainability of the forest floor do to un-managed use of the forest - thus managed by USFS.
From most kids houses there’s no where to ride. But, These Game wardens are posting everything and fining us. For what?! Riding? We aren’t hurting anything. And they wonder why people are calling cops on us for riding roads. You tell me where is there to ride where it’s not posted? I’m pretty sure a kid doesn’t want to pay ANOTHER fine.
One place, the rock dump which isn’t that big and we still have people yelling for the dust. So what is the problem with us on trails? We aren’t hurting anything we aren’t tearing down trees or making new trails. We are just riding. They are fining us for riding? But, they aren’t catching the people down at the PARK doing drugs, And they wonder why kids do drugs in our town. What else is there to do? There’s a park two actually. But who wants to sit at a park?
The basketball courts are all cracked and all dipped in. Plus you can only stay till eight or you get a fine! And what else is there? We don’t have one arcade. Not one Public Pool. We have BARS instead. That’s so fun. NOT! We can walk around town but what’s fun about that. Drugs all around you? That about all that is in our small town. There is nothing for the kids to do. Ride? But there’s a problem about that but they just blow off the kids with drugs. That doesn’t make sense. This town doesn’t! So we the kids and adults are going to get riding back because we don’t want to do drugs and our parents don’t want us to, we would rather ride!!
As purchasers of homes in the Milton Trails on the Escarpment community, the sales representatives of our builders promised at the time of purchase that a berm and sound barrier wall would be built along the railway tracks at the East end of our community along Duncan Lane.
For many of us, the Mattamy homes community on the South side of Derry Rd was pointed to as an example of what we could expect. Many of us purchased our homes near or directly across from the railway tracks based on this promise. Now the builders are only building a partial berm in select areas, and have stated that, although promised at the time of purchase, they are not obligated to build a berm & wall as originally promised and therefore ARE NOT GOING TO.
We feel they should have to make good on their promise as this directly, adversely affects our quality of life and potentially the future resale value of our homes.
A petition in recognition of the ever-increasing need for additional outdoor recreational opportunities in the Kalamazoo area, support and encourage the development of multi-use, non-motorized, off-road trails within parks and underutilized land owned by the City of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, and surrounding municipalities.
In support of this request, we submit the following facts and studies:
1. According to the City of Kalamazoo’s Parks and Recreation Plan (2003), 69% of residents listed trail or walking related activities as their most frequent outdoor pastime.
2. That Plan also notes that Kalamazoo is deficient in unpaved trails by 16 units of trail per person. (Recommendation of 17 trail units/pop. of Kalamazoo).
3. The Kalamazoo County Park’s 10-year Strategic Plan demonstrates a need for feasibility studies for off-road mountain bike and other trail related activities. This Plan notes “Undeveloped Potential,” “Flexible Usage (down-hill mountain bike racing),” and “Trails, with Planned Connections to Regional Trails” as distinguishing characteristics of Kalamazoo’s County Parks.
4. The County Park Plan calls for the provision of “various sports facilities” and “well-maintained nature trails.” Financial sustainability goals to implement include “revenue-generating activities and events for unique recreation..” and to “aggressively pursue alternative funding streams.” We believe that increased recreational opportunity will spur an increase in park attendance and revenues. An engaging and accessible off-road trail network will provide the basis for revenue generating events such as races or guided nature walks.
we lost. melbourn trails are ploughed, i hope the council are happy with themselves for ruining 100s of peoples lives.
In July of 2007 there is discussion of closing down Martinsville's Reservoir to the public... That would mean no more boating/fishing, no more sight seeing, no more picnics at the sheltors, no more strolls through the trails.
Because the roads and trails within the Terlingua Ranch subdivision are privately owned roads located on privately owned land (except for the road owned by the Terlingua Ranch Lodge); and in that the Property Owners' Association of Terlingua Ranch, Inc. Board of Directors nor the General Manager or any other governing body has the authority to give authorization to host an AMA sanctioned event on the private roads or trails within Terlingua Ranch; and in that it would be an impossibility to obtain permission from all interested and involved private property owners to host an AMA sanctioned event on Terlingua Ranch private roads, it is resolved that no association has valid permission to host an AMA sanctioned event on Terlingua Ranch private roads.
June 18, 2006
To Hawkesbury City Council:
Our youth need these jumps for the bmx riding they do in their spare time.
It is not fair that they are taken away from them.
April 3, 2006
The Niagara Escarpment in wrongly being threatened with destruction. Recognized as one of the most scenic landmarks in Canada, characterized by its rolling hills and forested regions, little can replace the natural spectacles viewed there.
However, this environment is challenged by the Superior Wind Energy, who wishes to implement 133 wind turbines, structures that stand over 400 feet tall and would obliterate the serenity and splendor of the region. Not only would these turbines be unappealing to the aesthetics of the Escarpment, but also rival the sustainability of many species of animals populating the region.
Considering that very rare species of vegetation, birds, reptiles and amphibians inhabit this if would be a tragedy to see these natural organisms become extinct.
Another quality of the Niagara Escarpment the implementation of Wind Turbines would affect is the local economy. The tourism industry would be gravely hurt by such construction because many hikers blaze the trails of the Niagara Escarpment, but with the Wind Turbines obstructing the trails the serenity of the region would be impeded.
Also with less space for housing development and the threat that some current habitants might choose to move because of the turbines, local businesses and industries will not be able to reach there full potential without adequate numbers of employees.
The last topic that will be mentioned is the very relevant fact that so many alternatives to wind energy exist. Solar energy, geothermal energy and bioenergy are all safe and not obstructive method of retaining energy, which do not supplement harsh on the surrounding Escarpment as the potential wind energy would, and these other options must be considered.
The Blue Highlands Citizen Coalition would like to take this time to thank you for taking the time to read our petition, and with you we hope that we have bestowed the knowledge of how many species of wildlife would be affected by potential wind turbines, and we trust that you have become aware of the vital need to prevent any construction of this nature.
Thank you for your patronage.
All are urged to sign this petition, even if you do not live in Windsor.
The portion of Pleasant Street in Windsor, CT that goes under the historic railroad bridge runs through wetlands, is located in the 100 year floodplain, and is habitat for endangered and threatened plant and animal species. The Town of Windsor's Plan of Conservation and Development identifies this area as a "significant conservation area" and an "open space priority area." We have been trying to convince Town leaders to convert that section of Pleasant Street to trail and greenway. But, they have been very resistant to the idea.
However, we have received support from the Windsor Conservation Commission and the Farmington River Watershed Association. If you agree that concrete and asphalt are not better than trees and clean water and that traffic/wallets should go by Windsor Center businesses, not houses, please sign our petition.
We have all enjoyed coming out to the Pipeline and having fun on the trails. Unfortunately, this might be a thing of the past. We are writing this petition to keep the current trails on the Pipeline open.
The decision is soon to be made on our Qld State Forests by Minister John Mickel whether to transform them to National Park status. Under old laws regarding wild Brumbies, horses are banned from National Parks. We as horse owners, riders and supporters are fighting to retain our right to use the tracks, trails and fire breaks we currently enjoy using within our State Forests.
More than 40,000 California residents are working to help preserve and protect our trails, paths, highways, coastal areas and parks from the blight of discarded litter! © California Adults: Plant one free packet of California Poppy seeds.
April 6, 2003 is 100th Anniversary of State Flower.