DNR seeks comment on recreation plan|
Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials today reminded residents of the March 1 deadline for public comment on the State’s Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan.
The National Parks Service requires SCORPs from all states applying for Land and Water Conservation Fund dollars, which are used to develop facilities for public outdoor recreation.
The DNR Office of Grants, Contracts and Customer Systems administers LWCF funds for the state, allocating funds to state and local government projects as well as other public agencies.
The DNR has contracted with Michigan State University’s Department of Park, Recreation, and Tourism Resources to develop the new plan. As part of the plan development process, MSU prepared documents outlining significant outdoor recreation issues and policy guidelines for using LWCF to address statewide recreation needs. In addition to these written documents, DNR and MSU held three informal public information sessions to receive feedback on these goals and objectives.
Interested parties can download a copy of the SCORP at the following link: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/DRAFTSCORPlan_54149_7.pdf, or you may request a copy from the address below.
Written comments on the draft document will be received by the DNR until March 1, 2003 at the following address:
Grants, Contracts and Customer Systems
Department of Natural Resources
PO BOX 30425
Lansing, MI 48909-7925