The Rockwall County Open Space Alliance (RCOSA) will
- Encourage and promote the protection and conservation of open space of natural, historic or geological significance,
- Seek the preservation of water storage basins in the natural valleys formed by the hills and creeks in Rockwall County, and
- Explore the need to secure land for a major preserve/public amenity that could potentially be developed in the future and available to all Rockwall County citizens.
RCOSA grew out of the 2011 Master Planning exercise and was formally created in August 2012 by the Rockwall County Commissioners Court. In the Summer of 2016, we formed a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, also named Rockwall County Open Space Alliance. and are actively seeking enthusiastic, like-minded board of director members.
WHAT WE DO
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization born from the Open Space Alliance created by the Commissioners Court that brings together citizens from all areas of Rockwall County to discuss common open space issues and goals, and determine plans of action. There is an urgency to this mission, as we see open spaces and greenbelts disappear to the pressures of development and growth. We are actively seeking enthusiastic, like-minded board of director members.
- Land conservation – We recognize that land is a treasured resource that should be protected and conserved for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future generations.
- Community-based conservation – Our partners include landowners, neighbors, other conservation groups, local government agencies and the public.
- Education – We are working to create widespread public awareness, understanding and appreciation of Rockwall County’s natural resources and ecological systems that are critical to our current and future quality of life.
- Organizational excellence and integrity – We hold ourselves to the highest standards of professional conduct and excellence.