Thursday, March 8, 2018

Maryland Land Preservation and Recreation Workshops

As part of updating the Maryland Land Preservation and Recreation Plan, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and its partner, GreenPlay, LLC, will be hosting a series of information sessions and workshops to solicit public comment and stakeholder feedback on land conservation and outdoor recreation.

Residents and nonresidents are invited to attend.

“Providing top-notch amenities and services to our citizens and visitors – and enhancing their quality of life – is paramount to the department and its staff,” Maryland Natural Resources Secretary Mark Belton said. “I encourage the public to participate in these public forums to help direct and guide our decision-making and strategic planning. Help us better serve you.”

The four workshops – two sessions each day – will focus on gathering comment on the state’s outdoor activities, amenities and services, be it boating, camping, fishing, hiking or hunting. They will complement feedback provided in the Maryland Land Preservation and Recreation Plan Survey, which remains open until May 1.

The department welcomes the public to participate in the following workshops (RSVP requested):

March 26 (First session at 1 p.m., Second session at 6 p.m.)
Fort Frederick State Park, Visitor Center
11100 Fort Frederick Road
Big Pool, Maryland 21711

March 27 (First session at 1 p.m., Second session at 6 p.m.)
Talbot County Community Center
100128 Ocean Gateway
Easton, Maryland 21601

April 18 (First session at 1 p.m., Second session at 6 p.m.)
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
10515 Mackall Road
St. Leonard, Maryland 20685

April 19 (First session at 1 p.m., Second session at 6 p.m.)
Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area, Auditorium
5100 Deer Park Road
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

Session and survey results will be incorporated into the Maryland Land Preservation and Recreation Plan, which is required to receive federal funding from the National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund.