Open space benefits Snowmass, too |

Open space benefits Snowmass, too

Dear Editor:The Mission of the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Board is to acquire, maintain, manage and preserve open space properties and trails for multiple purposes. The Open Space and Trails Program, through purchases and conservation easements, has protected 14,000 acres of open space lands and over 37 miles of trails. In addition, the program has assumed responsibility to restore and maintain another 491 acres of County Open Space, 15.4 miles of Pitkin County trails acquired before the program started, and will support the Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Trail System. (Open space properties have been acquired through purchases and generous donation from members of our community.) A few of the open spaces, trails and Nordic Trail System areas are as follows:• Seven Star Ranch• Cozy Point South parcel• Brush Creek Trail• Owl Creak Trail, Nordic Trail SystemThe Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Program dramatically enhances our quality of life in the valley. Please join me by voting in support of Question 1B on Nov. 7.Douglas MercatorisMayor, Snowmass Village

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