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Implementation Plan

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implementation plan

Action Items

Timeframe

Objective A:

Foster a culture of thinking and acting within a broad regional ecological framework.

Short-term:

1-5 Years

Medium-term:

Up to 10 Years

Long-term:

10+ Years

1 Promote and deliver youth and adult education on the values of natural environments.

On-Going On-Going

2 Expand opportunities and roles of volunteers to build and strengthen the city’s stewardship ethic.

On-Going On-Going

3 Support local public and private school efforts to integrate natural resource awareness and environmental

education into curriculum.

On-Going On-Going

4 Facilitate and participate in local partnerships with advocacy groups, schools, developers, local

governments, and the private sector.

5 Establish and/or engage with local and regional partnerships focused on promoting natural environments.

Objective B:

Identify and cultivate planning partnerships among the spectrum of agencies and organizations

with similar goals and ecological jurisdictions.

1 Coordinate with City of Oaks Foundation to broker stewardship and acquisition partners.

On-Going On-Going

2 Evaluate City of Raleigh development regulations or other preservation tools available to conserve natural

environments.

3 Work with partners, federal, state, local governments, non-profits and private sector, to identify and

conserve natural environments on a regional, landscape scale.

Objective C:

Promote education and awareness of ecological benefits of natural areas, floodplains, watershed

preservation, and ecological conservation.

1 Identify and inventory potential partnership opportunities.

Every 2 Yrs.

Every 2 Yrs.

2 Identify and implement strategies through traditional methods and emerging technologies to increase

public awareness to the benefits of natural environments.

Every 5 Yrs.

Every 5 Yrs.

Goal 1:

The City of Raleigh will continue to expand residents’ awareness of the environmental, economic and

social benefits of natural areas.

Providing wildlife habitat, improving water quality,

reducing stormwater runoff, and providing outdoor

recreation and educational opportunities, are just a

few benefits associated with the thousands of acres of

natural areas and corridors throughout the city. Action

items have been identified for four goals ranging from

balancing protection and public access, to enhancing and

expanding protected lands and awareness to community-

wide benefits. From the more natural areas of the city to

the urban areas of downtown, improved access to outdoor

recreation and adventure opportunities throughout the

city will be achieved.

Lakeside at Durant Nature Preserve Park.

= Action Item will start or is currently underway.

Natural Environments

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