Communicate up, outside lovers – The Martha’s Winery Instances

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The Gay Head Cliffs are a National Natural Landmark. – Eunki Seonwoo

The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs encourage hunters, anglers, hikers, bird watchers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes to complete the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan Survey, which can be accessed at bit.ly/3fHIguj.

The survey page states that the US National Park Service requires Massachusetts to complete this plan every five years “to remain eligible for funding from the [federal] Land and Water Conservation Fund grant program, which supports “a variety of conservation projects” in the state. This fund was created in 1965 and “more than $100,000,000 has been awarded to projects across all counties in the state for the acquisition of conservation and park lands, the development of new parks, or the renovation of existing parks,” according to MassWildlife. Input from the survey will be used in the next plan and will help determine how funding will be distributed over the next five years.

“The Executive Office for Energy and Environmental Affairs is asking for your time to complete this survey. It should take about 10 minutes to finish. It is critical for us to hear from as many residents as possible to know how best to allocate LWCF funds over the next five years,” the survey site reads.

The last day for the survey to be completed is Wednesday, November 30, Danielle Burney, deputy director of communications for the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, told The Times. Those who have comments or questions not addressed in the survey can send emails to [email protected].

Additionally separate surveys for municipal officials and land trust are available. The responses from these surveys will also be included in the plan.