Marylanders Asked to Provide Recreation Information
Who: Open to the Public
What: Regional Stakeholder Outdoor Recreation Evaluation
When & Where:
- Eastern Region ─ March 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Talbot County Community Recreation Center, 10028 Ocean Gateway (Rt. 50), Easton
- Central Region ─ June 19 from 6 to 8 p.m., Howard County Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia
- Western Region ─ March 5 from 4 to 6 p.m., Allegany College (Room CE8), 12401 Willowbrook Rd, Cumberland
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking citizens for their input on State outdoor recreation facilities and services in areas throughout Maryland. The Department held a meeting in Southern Maryland earlier this month but citizens may still provide input on any area at any of the meetings listed.
The recreational evaluations are the first step in a comprehensive statewide effort to enhance existing recreation areas in Maryland, these include; State parks, forests, wildlife areas and trails.
DNR will ask participants to assess the extent to which outdoor recreation facilities, programs and services meet the needs of the community and identify future demand and need.
The public input will help guide the update of the Maryland Land Preservation and Recreation Plan, which will serve as a roadmap for future State outdoor recreation facilities and services.
The Department has hired a nationally-known parks and recreation management consulting firm, GreenPlay, LLC, to oversee the Recreation Component of this planning process.