This is an easy and outstanding opportunity for us to have a nice piece of the pie. There has never been a better opportunity. This is not a traditional situation. We are not just talking about access on State Forests. We are talking on most any public owned land in Maryland.
Your opinion will absolutely count like it has never before. Please take advantage of this easy access. Speak your mind.
Key hints to make your opinion count.
1.) Of course, be polite.
2.) Stay on topic. Rambling on about what use to be will accomplish nothing.
3.) If you have any specifics, but all means use them.
4.) Only one select person should speak on behalf of your club. Everyone else is the "concerned citizen."
5.) Mentioning your family is good.
6.) Without dwelling on it, mentioning the economic benefits of recreational four wheel drive/OHV.
7.) If you like over trails uses, by all means, speak about that.
8.) We do not want to speak against any other trails users. That is not constructive.
9.) Encouraging the State to adopt Tread Lightly! guidelines is a plus.
Forward this to all of your friends that can help us. See the announcement below from the DNR.
These are exciting times for OHV use in Maryland. We need to keep up the momentum.
Preston Stevens, President
Middle Atlantic Four Wheel Drive Association
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages Marylanders to share their thoughts on State parks and lands through a quick and easy online survey.
The survey asks a variety of multiple choice and open ended questions that will help DNR determine which outdoor recreation facilities, programs and services do and do not meet the needs of the community. Areas include State parks, forests, wildlife areas and trails.
Public input will help guide the update of the Maryland Land Preservation and Recreation Plan, which will serve as a roadmap for future State outdoor recreation facilities and services.
The Department has hired a nationally-known parks and recreation management consulting firm, GreenPlay, LLC, to oversee the Recreation Component of this planning process.
To take the online survey, visit http://survey.rrcresearch.com/s3/Maryland