Hawaii DLNR Invites Public Participation in 2008 Update of State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

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Hawaii DLNR Invites Public Participation in 2008 Update of State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation PlanHONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of State Parks is seeking public participation on an update of the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) that will help shape the future of hiking, biking, boating, hunting, fishing and ocean recreation in Hawai‘i.

“The 2008 Outdoor Recreation Plan update represents a cooperative effort between government agencies and Hawai‘i’s residents to identify the needs and priorities for acquiring, developing, and protecting all types of outdoor recreation resources within the State over the next five years. We encourage everyone to get involved and provide input about the future of outdoor recreation in Hawai‘i,” Hawaii DLNR Invites Public Participation in 2008 Update of State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plansaid Laura H. Thielen, Chairperson of DLNR.

The public is invited to participate in meetings which start October 1, via an online survey, and through written comments. Updating the plan will enable Hawai‘i to maintain eligibility to receive federal grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), administered through the National Park Service.

The public is encouraged to attend the public meeting on their island to share their thoughts on outdoor recreation in their community, county, and state. These meetings will address a broad range of recreational activities and sites, from ballfields, courts, swimming pools and golf courses to hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, boating, surfing, and other outdoor recreation and ocean sports.