WHO WE ARE
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES & OBJECTIVES
“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” Aldo Leopold
The Lake Creek Greenway Partnership is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit corporation formed to promote initiatives that preserve the quality of Lake Creek and surrounding areas. Our emphasis is on enlisting the support of the community to protect water quality and other ecological services for the benefit of current and future generations.
We believe that it is not sufficient to simply preserve lands, but that it is critical that landowners, residents and businesses understand how, properly managed, these lands can provide health, recreational and commercial benefits for area residents and businesses, while reducing the costs of maintaining water quality and restoring flood damage.
The question is not whether the population of Montgomery County will grow, but rather how it will grow and how we work together to build a community where business, residents, nature and recreational opportunities are integrated to support each other. This can only happen from the ground up by working together.
OUR MISSION: To improve recreational and educational opportunities and preserve green space and water quality within the Lake Creek Watershed.
1. Develop hiking, boating and nature viewing experiences within Lake Creek Watershed.
2. Protect surface water quality within Lake Creek.
3. Mitigate downstream flooding by preserving bottomland hardwood forests and wetlands.
4. Restore floodplain wetlands where practical
5. Improve resident and community knowledge of the ecological benefits and recreational opportunities in the Lake Creek Watershed.
6. Assist in acquiring permanently protected land of ecological and or recreational value.
1. Complete an educational nature trail on the County Lake Creek Preserve to offer nature viewing opportunities as well as educate residents as to the diversity and value of the lake Creek habitats
2. Complete a canoe/kayak trail between Fish Creek Thoroughfare and a location on the San Jacinto West Fork.
3. Identify properties with potential for either conservation easement or purchase with easement.
4. Educate the public and area landowners regarding sustainable land management practices and the value of the floodplain habitats.
1. Extend the canoe trail to the west from Fish Creek Thoroughfare to the Cooks branch Conservancy of as close as water depths and safety will allow.
2. Develop additional trails adjacent to the creek for a boating/hiking experience.
3. Assist in the acquisition of public lands within the watershed and/or establishment of conservation easements on key lands.
4. Develop a nature/ecological science center on property accessible to the creek.