Citizens Committee for Michigan State Parks to Meet Jan. 28 at the Foster Community Center in Lansi

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The Citizens Committee for Michigan State Parks (CCMSP) will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the city of Lansing’s Foster Community Center, located at 200 N. Foster, in Lansing.

The CCMSP subcommittees will have working sessions, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Stewardship Subcommittee will review and discuss the 2009-2019 Strategic Plan for the Parks and Recreation Division.

The regular meeting of the committee will begin at 10, with a brief introduction by the chair and public comment. The committee then will receive an update from the Finance Subcommittee and continue its discussion regarding long-term sustainable funding for the state parks system.

The committee also will receive updates and reports on various parks and recreation programs; motor vehicle permits and camping reservations; performance indicators and financial reports; and various land, policy and legislative issues that affect the state parks and recreation system. The Stewardship Subcommittee will report on the 2009-2019 Strategic Plan for the Parks and Recreation Division and introduce a resolution in support of the plan.

The Citizens Committee for Michigan State Parks is an advisory group, created by Public Act 392 of 2004, to address issues concerning state parks and recreation areas, including planning for long-term sustainable funding.

For information about this meeting, persons needing accommodations to attend this meeting, or persons wishing to provide public comment on any state park-related issue, contact the DNR Parks and Recreation Division at (517) 335-4827 (TTY/TDD 711 Michigan Relay Center for the hearing impaired), or visit the CCMSP Web site at www.michigan.gov/dnr. Individuals attending the meeting are requested to refrain from using heavily scented personal care products to enhance accessibility for everyone.