The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is writing a new Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan ("SCORP") for the years 2014-2018. The new SCORP, like the previous one from 2009-2013, will help guide policy and prioritize funding for recreation projects in Pennsylvania, and is a requirement for receiving federal funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Planning has been underway for some time, and DCNR is now asking for input to get a better idea of Pennsylvanian's recreation priorities. The confidential online survey, which takes about five minutes to fill out, asks participants to rank the importance of funding projects like bike lanes, community gardens, and dog parks, as well as asking them other questions, like how important outdoor recreation is to their day-to-day lives.
The answers to those questions will provide guidance to DCNR as they determine ways to connect Pennsylvanian families to outdoor recreation opportunities. The results of the survey will be analyzed along with other data this spring, and a draft plan will be available for review late this summer.
To participate in the survey, click here!