Date: 9/7/17 10:44 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Statewide Outdoor Recreation Plan Surveys - your input needed.
Your comments are needed on outdoor recreation needs. Input is needed
from individuals and land trusts.  The funding is very important on the
local level -- many conservation lands (and parks and playgrounds) owned
by towns have received funding from the Land & Water Conservation Fund.

There is a“deadline of late September, early October.

Thanks to Marion Larson for providing this information.

Please share with your networks!

Barbara Volkle
Northborough, MA


/*Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) Surveys*/**

*The National Park Service requires the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to
complete a Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan every five
years to remain eligible for funding from the Land and Water
Conservation Fund grant program. *Since the program was established in
1965, nearly*$100,000,000* has been awarded to every county in the state
for the acquisition of conservation or park land, development of new
parks, or renovation of existing parks.

*Three surveys are available*- one for land trusts
one for municipal employees
and one for any and all users of open space
<> in
Massachusetts.  It should take about 15 minutes to complete each
survey.  It is critical for us to hear back from as many people as
possible regarding conservation and recreation use and demand to guide
how future LWCF funding could be spent most effectively in
Massachusetts. Any questions should be directed to Melissa Cryan, LWCF
Stateside Coordinator, at (617) 626-1171 or <melissa.cryan...>

*Marion E. Larson*
Chief, Information & Education
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581
p: (508) 389-6311 | e: <Marion.Larson...>
<mailto:<Marion.Larson...> <> | <>

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