On April 4, 2017 the Kane County Forest Preserve District is asking voters for $50 million which will preserve approximately 2,000 acres of land and add to their existing holdings of approximately 21,000 acres. If you live in Kane County, please support this issue of improving our quality of life and keeping our water, air and environment clean by voting in favor for the referendum. If you are not a Kane County resident, please encourage anyone you know who is to support this measure!
Targeted lands include open space along rivers and streams, and areas that will connect and add size to their existing forest preserves. A portion of the funds will be spent on preserve improvements, such as trails and public access to recently acquired properties, and ecological restoration projects benefiting wildlife habitat. Now is the time to act as land prices are still at low levels and there are many willing sellers.
The investment for a $250,000 home is only $1.83 per month ($22/year) for 20 years. In addition, the Kane Forest Preserve District is lowering property taxes at the same time due to their responsible financial management. So even if this referendum passes, our forest preserve tax bills will still be going down significantly.
We need you, your family and friends to make an extra effort to go vote on April 4 and say “yes” for open space, clean water, clean air and more forest preserves in Kane County. A clean and healthy environment for our children is easily worth $22/year. This is a sound investment for our future.
Call The Conservation Foundation at (630) 428-4500, ext. 112 or ext. 201 if you would like more information or visit www.kaneopenspace.org.
REMEMBER, OPEN SPACE IS THE ULTIMATE TAX CAP!