Lehigh Valley Resident Asks: What of Farmland Preservation?
At least one resident is publicly urging local officials to refocus efforts on farmland preservation. A Letter to the Editor in the Morning Call today (late yesterday? At least online) speaks to the importance of preserving our region’s precious farmland, especially in these tough economic times.
The resident, Joan from Salisbury Township, reminds us that voters overwhelmingly supported the Growing Greener campaign in 1999 and 2005. Five years later, the region is still on path to losing precious farmlands at a devestating rate yearly.
Should our legislators consider this a top priority at this time? Why or why not?