Keep Bikes A Priority In National Parks And Open Spaces

If you value parks and open space, now is the time to be heard. The National Park Service requires the state to complete a Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) every five years to remain eligible for funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Since the LWCF was established in 1965, more than $95,000,000 has been awarded across the  state for the acquisition of conservation or park land, development of new parks, or renovation of existing parks.

To help inform the SCORP process and guide future use of LWCF funds, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs is conducting a survey to gather input about Commonwealth residents’ preferences for recreational activities. We encourage you to tell the state and Forest Service about the value you place on recreational biking!  It should take about 15 minutes to complete, and could make a huge difference.

Here is the link to the survey and any questions should be directed to Melissa Cryan, LWCF Stateside Coordinator, at (617) 626-1171 or melissa.cryan@state.ma.us.

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