Tourism is the backbone of our local economy. Many of us who work in tourism have heard visitors say that one of the draws to the Historic Triangle is its natural beauty. Our forests and rivers provide emotional respite to the urban dwellers who visit us.
Those visitors help our restaurants and hotels thrive, and our museum and amusement park employees retain their jobs. And locals with jobs spend money locally. By destroying this region’s natural beauty through suburbanization, our county leaders are undermining tourism – our goose that laid the golden egg.
Please attend the March 16 Board of Supervisors meeting to remind them of the value of our natural beauty.