David Y. Ige | DLNR Information Launch: COMMUNITY INPUT SOUGHT ON STATEWIDE COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN

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DLNR press release: COMMUNITY ENTRY FOR STATE COMPREHENSIVE RECREATIONAL PLAN FOR OUTDOOR

Posted on Mar 24, 2021 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

(Honolulu) – DLNR’s State Parks Division, in partnership with PBR HAWAII, invites the community to participate in the update of Hawaii’s State-wide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).

By preparing the SCORP every five years, Hawaii remains eligible to receive funding from the LWCF (Land & Water Conservation Fund). LWCF is a federal grant program administered by the National Park Service that assists states and municipalities with the acquisition of recreational areas and the development and renovation of recreational facilities. Since 1967, the state of Hawaii and the four counties have received more than $ 38 million in LWCF grants for the purchase and development of outdoor recreational areas and facilities.

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, increased participation in outdoor recreation, and the impact of the local climate, many of our outdoor resorts and resources are undergoing significant changes in sustainability and public behavior. The competing interests between leisure and cultural use of leisure facilities, which are also part of an important cultural landscape, are increasing.

The SCORP’s 2021 update provides a timely opportunity to reassess Hawaii’s recreational needs and trends of national importance. Virtual meetings in April and May offer members of the community the opportunity to identify and discuss recreational needs, trends and priorities for the acquisition and development of outdoor recreational facilities.

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(All pictures / videos courtesy: DLNR)

Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8xqg3lngai5azml/AAAv5cVyemtP_6R_cXqCcheCa?dl=0

An outdoor recreation survey will be open until the end of May 2021: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCORP2021.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all SCORP meetings in 2021 will be held virtually via Zoom. Please visit https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/scorp/ for information on attending the meetings.

General information meeting

Remotely attend a briefing session on Hawai’i’s National Comprehensive Recreational Plan (SCORP). This meeting will include an overview of the SCORP followed by opportunities for you and your family to ask questions and share your thoughts on outdoor recreation in Hawaii.

Wednesday, April 7th, 6:00 p.m.-7: 30 p.m.

Saturday, April 10th, 9:00 am-10:30am

Island-specific discussions

KAUA’I

Monday, April 12, 6:00 p.m.-7: 30 p.m.

Join us for a virtual discussion of how the SCORP can affect outdoor recreation in Kaua’i. The meeting begins with a brief presentation followed by an opportunity to share your thoughts on outdoor recreation needs, issues, and trends that are specific to your island community.

MOLOKA’I

Thursday, April 15, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Discuss with us virtually how the SCORP can affect outdoor recreation on Molokaʻi. The meeting begins with a brief presentation followed by an opportunity to share your thoughts on outdoor recreation needs, issues, and trends that are specific to your island community.

MAUI

Monday, April 19, 6:00 p.m.-7: 30 p.m.

Join us for a virtual discussion of how the SCORP can affect outdoor recreation in Maui. The meeting begins with a brief presentation followed by an opportunity to share your thoughts on outdoor recreation needs, issues, and trends that are specific to your island community.

HAWAI’I ISLAND

Tuesday, April 20, 6:00 p.m.-7: 30 p.m.

Join us for a virtual discussion of how the SCORP can affect outdoor recreation in Hawaii. The meeting begins with a brief presentation, followed by an opportunity, followed by an opportunity to share your thoughts on recreational needs, issues, and outdoor trends that are specific to your island community.

OʻAHU

Wednesday, April 21, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Discuss with us virtually how the SCORP can affect outdoor recreation in Oahu. The meeting begins with a brief presentation followed by an opportunity to share your thoughts on outdoor recreation needs, issues, and trends that are specific to your island community.

Hot topic discussions

Participate in an in-depth discussion that focuses on priority issues that have emerged in the course of our public engagement.

Friday, May 21, 12: 00-1: 30 p.m.

Saturday, May 22nd, 9:00 am-10:30am

Monday, May 24th, 6:00 p.m.-7: 30 p.m.

Media contact:

AJ McWhorter

Communications specialist

Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources

[email protected]

808-587-0396 (communications office)