The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Seeking Input on Outdoor Recreation

Statewide Planning and Collaboration

While Planning is listening to Marylanders describe how a state development plan can enhance planning cooperation and implementation, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wants to hear how Maryland can improve outdoor recreation opportunities through its Land Preservation and Recreation Plan. Combining a series of public workshops with an online survey  including questions about land preservation, DNR is gathering feedback on ways to increase access to and interaction with, for both residents and visitors, Maryland’s abundant natural resources.

Do you enjoy kayaking on the Patuxent River? Or perhaps hiking through the rare serpentine grasslands of Soldier’s Delight near Owings Mills is more your speed? The project team is coming to your area. DNR and Planning encourage you to participate in either of the following workshops next week and lend your voice to the chorus of Marylanders who have fallen for the State’s great outdoors. At each location, staff will conduct both day (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.) and evening (6 p.m. – 8 p.m.) sessions.

April 18
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
10515 Mackall Rd, St. Leonard

April 19
Soldiers Delight NEA Auditorium
5100 Deer Park Rd, Owings Mills

DNR wants to know if it is meeting the expectations of Marylanders by asking questions that will:

  • inform how and when people are using park land
  • understand what activities are under or overrepresented, and
  • find out what newer outdoor amenities younger generations would like to see.

From the Great Allegany Passage in Cumberland to the Nanticoke River on the Lower Eastern Shore, Maryland is blessed with both the man-made and green infrastructure to encourage an active outdoor lifestyle. Take this opportunity to join DNR and let them know your thoughts.

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