The National Park Service requires the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to complete a Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) every five years to remain eligible for funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund grant program. Since the program was established in 1965, more than $100,000,000 has been awarded statewide to projects in every county in the state for the acquisition of conservation and park land, development of new parks, or renovation of existing parks.
As a part of the SCORP update, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs is asking for opinions on outdoor recreation and open space from all users of Massachusetts’ outdoor recreational facilities. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. It is critical for us to hear from as many residents as possible to know how to best distribute LWCF funding over the next five years.
Survey Link at top of page
Taking care of our environment is a must for all. It affects everyone especially the elderly and children.
Having clean air, water and soil is paramount not only for humans, but also for wildlife.
Clearing forests removes the natural habitat for the wildlife as well as removing air cleaning trees and vegetation. Saving slate conservation area which is 57.46 acres of forest will continue to give wildlife their natural habitat and to ensure everyone has clean air.
Slate Conservation Area Alliance was formed to protect, through non-violent means, the health, diversity, and various ecosystems of the Chicopee, Mass and surrounding communities’ forests. The Alliance recognizes the urgent need to protect Earth and all her inhabitants from the disastrous effects of climate change. Safeguarding forests is the easiest and least expensive method of carbon sequestration. Our aim is to keep and to protect wilderness, wildlife & endangered species, clean air, and clean water and saving slate conservation area is one step in the process.
The Alliance is committed to working towards climate justice and to improve public health and protect our environment.