We’re All in it Together
The greenways vision and strategy prioritizes collaboration and acknowledges interdependence. To be successful and truly comprehensive, greenways formation requires collaboration between many stakeholders such as landowners, conservation groups, municipalities and other partners both locally and regionally.
While it is tempting (and often appropriate) to focus on conservation efforts only within a certain town or other land area, this does not take into account the truth that natural resources do not know political boundaries.
Watersheds are an excellent example of this. In our own region, activities that either improve or denigrate water quality at the headwaters of the Salmon Falls Watershed, for example, affect not only our local towns but also the communities and water sources all the way down the watershed to the ocean, even though they are “outside” the region of MMRG’s conservation activities. This makes communication and collaboration with other conservation and watershed protection groups critical to protecting and improving water quality across the region.