News Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Public Input Accepted Until March 8

Photo of mountain biker crossing stream
“Crossing Water” by James Corbett

“Crossing Water” by James Corbett

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on the draft 2019-2023 Land Preservation and Recreation Plan, which identifies essential and contemporary issues impacting outdoor recreation and natural resource protection in the state.

The Maryland Land Preservation and Recreation Plan represents a vision and strategy that has been developed by the department, with state, federal, and local organizations, to provide public outdoor recreation opportunities in Maryland. It incorporates public input that was gathered through surveys and public stakeholder meetings held throughout Maryland in 2018, as well as a thorough analysis of national, state and local issues impacting recreation and natural resource conservation.

The plan receives federal funding from the National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fundand must be reviewed and updated every five years.

Public input is welcome on any part of the plan through the online comment form or by mail to: Maryland State Land Preservation and Recreation Plan Coordinator, 580 Taylor Ave., E-4, Annapolis, MD 21401. The public comment period will end at noon on March 8.  

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