As Denton County continues to grow, there is more of an emphasis to preserve and protect greenbelts and associated natural areas.
The Denton County Comprehensive Greenbelt Plan is being developed by the Upper Trinity Regional Water District to provide guidelines for communities, developers and residents to coordinate the planning and preservation of greenbelts according to a common vision.
Greenbelts are the vegetated areas along creeks and lakes and help protect the quality of water in local reservoirs, the source of drinking water. Preserved greenbelts also provide opportunities to enhance the quality of life for residents by enabling hike and bike trails for recreation.
Stakeholder input will help enrich development of the Greenbelt Plan– the first of its kind for Denton County.
To get involved and to learn more about the plan, the public is invited to attend a stakeholders meeting this Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Upper Trinity Regional Water District, 900 North Kealy in Lewisville.
To provide input online, visit www.dentoncountygreenbeltplan.com; and, follow the Upper Trinity Conservation Trust on Twitter (@UTCTrust) and Facebook (Upper Trinity Conservation Trust).
The plan is sponsored by the Upper Trinity Conservation Trust, Denton County Commissioners Court and Upper Trinity Regional Water District. For more information, contact Jason Pierce at 972-219-1228.