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MISSION STATEMENT - VISION, VALUES, SUPPORT, CHALLENGE

OSA VISION
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.

OSA VALUES

  • 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

 

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