MISSION STATEMENT - VISION, VALUES, SUPPORT, CHALLENGE
OSA works to benefit communities by protecting the land, which enriches all life for present and future generations. Through a coordinated effort OSA seeks to conserve critical lands for public benefit.
- diverse healthy ecosystems for their intrinsic merit and for the benefits to present and future generations;
- the great variety of priceless natural treasures that give us places to wander and seek solace from the everyday world;
- neighborhood scenic areas that provide convenient places where we can connect to creeks, forests, grasslands, and the wildlife that live there;
- the historic, economic, and cultural benefits that open spaces offer our community;
- trails that provide recreation, transportation, and connections to, schools, shops, cultural centers, and to the wild lands that surround us.
OSA IS EARNING YOUR SUPPORT BY .....
- assisting Prescott, Prescott Valley, and Chino Valley in the acquisition of state trust lands, and in developing rails-to-trails projects; Prescott rails-to-trails project
- advocating open space conservation through a broad education program;
- communicating with member organizations by monthly meetings; (OSA Monthly Minutes )
- assigning standing committees the tasks of organizing the annual Earth Day celebration, expanding membership, developing periodical newsletters, and by cooperating with city planners in developing greenway trails and recreation areas; Earth Day Committee Greenway Committee
- considering requests from member organizations and public agencies to sponsor or manage certain projects.
THE OSA CHALLENGE
- to identify critical areas, particularly those threatened by development;
- to promote the values of open space within our community;
- to work with governments and private entities for the acquisition and maintenance of open space;
- to promote the preservation of biological communities within private developments;
- to protect lands critical to wildlife populations;
- to protect the quality of our creeks and riparian areas;
- to keep open access to open space adjacent to and within developed properties and public lands;
- to advocate public policy consistent with OSA values.
How you can support this effort!
Join us today by filling out the membership application and send it and your check to:
OSA , P.O. Box 211, Prescott, AZ 86302 go to OSA membership application