Green Space & Environment

Theodore Roosevelt, he led by example!
Theodore Roosevelt, he led by example!

As an avid outdoorsman and conservationist, Robert appreciates the need to maintain balance. He has demonstrated so during his chair of the Union County Land Use Steering committee by working closely with Union County Parks and Recreation Department, Catawba Lands Conservancy and the Union County Farm Bureau to preserve land for parks, agriculture and buffers for sensitive streams, thus guaranteeing their pristine existence for future generations.

“I have long dreamed of having our neighborhoods and adjoining municipalities connected by greenways, consisting of bike/pedestrian trails that are in turn connecting with the North Carolina Thread Trail and utilizing riparian buffers as an amenity; all being linked to a central hub that would be our “Municipal Park”. There we could have an Amphitheatre with concerts in the park, fireworks and just some good ole American Fun. Being environmentally conscious doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your surroundings, it means that you need to be cognizant of your impact and this is very easily achieved by enlisting the help of experts, who I have had the opportunity to work with successfully in the past”, Robert stated.

“We all live down stream!”

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