Land preservation's positive impacts

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Land preservation and healthy communities

In addition to being beautiful, open space plays a crucial role in protecting our environment and our society. When it comes to having a healthy community, open space is important because it...

Supports

Open space provides communities with an inexpensive place for recreation and for people to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether it’s hiking and biking or boating and birding, preserved open spaces and natural lands give everyone the opportunity to enjoy nature close to home.

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Preserving open space isn’t just good for the environment, it’s good for your wallet, too! Some environmental services, like water filtration and air purification, are provided for free by natural landscapes. If these landscapes were to disappear, society would need to pay to replace them with artificial systems. Not to mention the revenue generated for local economies from outdoor activities like boating, hiking, and ecotourism.

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Contact us about land conservation opportunities for your property

Derek Stoner, Family Program and Conservation Project Coordinator, Delaware Nature Society Ginger North
Associate Director for Conservation
302.239.2334 x 100
Email Ginger