The National Park Service requires the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to complete a Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan every five years to remain eligible for funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund grant program. Since the program was established in 1965, nearly $100,000,000 has been awarded to every county in the state for the acquisition of conservation or park land, development of new parks, or renovation of existing parks.
It is critical for the statewide LWCF coordinator to hear back from as many people as possible regarding conservation and recreation use and demand at our properties to guide how future LWCF funding could be spent most effectively in Massachusetts. Littleton has benefitted from LWCF funding in the past.
There is a survey for land trusts which we’ll be filling out and another for any and all users of open space in Massachusetts. It should take less than 15 minutes to complete the survey. Add your voice here or click the button above.