|10-18-2012 03:25 PM|
DNR invites public review of draft 2013-2018 outdoor recreation plan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 18, 2012
Contact: Donna Stine, 517-241-3774 or Ed Golder, 517-335-3014
DNR invites public review of draft 2013-2018
Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) today announced the availability of its draft 2013-2018 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) for public review on the DNR website at www.michigan.gov/dnr-grants.
The DNR will accept comments and feedback on the draft plan through Wednesday,
Nov. 7, 2012. Comments can be submitted via survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SCORPreviewor by mail to:
Michigan Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan – Comments
c/o Public Sector Consultants
600 W. St. Joseph, Suite 10
Lansing, MI 48933
“Our main goal with this new plan is to better leverage Michigan’s diverse and abundant natural assets to meet the fun, relaxation and health needs of Michigan’s residents and visitors, as well as the economic development needs of the state and local communities,” said DNR Director Keith Creagh. “To ensure we’re on the right track, we hope to get public feedback from a broad cross-section of our natural resources and recreation stakeholders.”
The draft 2013-2018 SCORP includes six key objectives and more than two dozen targeted action items designed to help the state and its public and private outdoor-recreation partners achieve this goal. The six objectives include:
The DNR creates these five-year plans to meet a requirement of the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a funding source for both federal acquisition of park and recreation lands and matching grants to states, and through states to local units of government for outdoor recreation projects.
The LWCF requires each participating state to have a comprehensive outdoor recreation plan to ensure wise use of grant funds. The LWCF was created in 1964 and, since that time, the DNR has received more than $129 million to further statewide outdoor recreation opportunities.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.