October 25, 2023

MDWFP encourages participation in Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

Therese Apel

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks is encouraging Mississippians to participate in the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan.

The SCORP is a document that identifies the outdoor recreational needs across Mississippi. The recreation plan is required for the state to receive federal appropriations from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The funds are used to assist municipalities, counties, and state agencies with the development of outdoor recreation facilities. The plan is updated every five years. The MDWFP is currently gathering data for preparation of the next SCORP.

In order to identify the recreational needs of Mississippians, input from the public is requested. An online survey has been developed to let MDWFP know what types of outdoor recreation are important to residents of the Magnolia State. In addition, public meetings will be held at various locations across the state.

Please take the survey here.

Information about the SCORP and public meetings can be found here.

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