Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Outreach and Education Opporutnity

The Dover Open Lands Committee (OLC) will once again have a booth during Apple Harvest Day on Saturday, October 1st. Please come by to visit with members of the OLC and learn what volunteer opportunities are available to Dover citizens. The OLC is comprised of citizen volunteers and is tasked with identifying and preserving open land. These undeveloped properties contain special natural resources such as forests, critical wildlife habitats, drinking water supplies, farms, and scenic areas. The OLC members work closely with staff from the Planning Department to reach out to local landowners to share information about the benefits of land preservation. In addition to preserving land, the OLC works with the Conservation Commission to monitor the protected parcels to make sure that the land is being properly conserved.

If you support the idea of conserving special places in Dover and have the time and energy to provide, please consider volunteering to serve on the OLC or drop by the OLC booth to get more information.

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