MD DNR to Hold Meetings in March

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MD DNR to Hold Meetings in March

Postby PhilAger » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:39 pm

DNR Asks for Outdoor Recreation Feedback in a Central Maryland Meeting on March 6th

This posting is advanced notice of a public meeting to be conducted by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on 6 March from 6 to 8 p.m. at Howard County’s Robinson
Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD to take the public’s views on the future direction and long-term plans for outdoor recreational areas in Maryland. Mr. Ken Kyler,
DNR representative for OHVs, spoke to SMDR about this opportunity after a similar meeting was held on 5 Feb on the topic in PG County… DNR is asking participants to
assess the extent to which outdoor recreation facilities, programs, and services meet the needs of MD’s residents and to identify future demand and expectations. Many
folks online seem to want more availability for hiking & biking or equestrian use (Andi?). We are more interested in opening public lands and/or forests to
Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) – IOW Gelände/Straße (GS) Dual-Sport Riding! Apparently, OHV access to the Green Ridge Forest in Allegany County was revoked a couple
of years ago, although Avner, Tony, Karen & Phil all enjoyed a rambunctious on/off-road adventure with a big gaggle of Green Ridgers last May. We’d like to see a large
investment in MD’s public lands à la WV’s Hatfield-McCoy Regional Trail. http://www.trailsheaven.com/about/hatfield_mccoy_trails_is.aspx
Sometime next month, DNR will post an online survey (we're told) to allow for additional input from interested parties who can't attend a DNR meeting... :type:

May’s Rough Riders making a "Great States Tour” Diversion.
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Karen playing in the water (maybe near Piclic Rd – which was quite challenging on that particular afternoon!)
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DNR info at: http://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2013/02/06/marylanders-asked-to-provide-recreation-information/

and Howard County meeting place at http://www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm


We expect to be there in order to see/hear what this bevy of bureaucrats is up to regarding Maryland’s next 5-year plan. Pencil it in on your day-planner if you
happen to live near Route 32 & Cedar Lane in Columbia and if you’re interested in Dual-Sport - OHV riding in Maryland!
We’ll likely stop in at Bob’s in the afternoon, and then get a vegan bite to eat at Great Sage since we’ll be way up north in Howard County: :feedme:
http://greatsage.com/about-us/hours-directions/

Sláinte! (Gaelic)
Phil & Karen
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Re: MD DNR to Hold Meetings in March

Postby PhilAger » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:19 pm

As of 22March, the DNR meeting is now scheduled for Weds, June 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Howard County's Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia


See URL: http://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2013/03/22/date-set-for-central-maryland-outdoor-recreation-meeting/

Sadly, or Happily, we'll be in Niagara Falls reenacting a section of the HU Carl Clancy Centennial Ride around the world...
=D>
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/motorcycle-events-around-the-world/clancy-centenary-ride-2012-2013-a-59581

As Paul Mihalka would say, just "Go for a Ride!"

Ciao!
Phil & Karen
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Re: MD DNR to Hold Meetings in March

Postby eap » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:51 pm

PhilAger wrote: As of 22March, the DNR meeting is now scheduled for Weds, June 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Howard County's Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia


See URL: http://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2013/03/22/date-set-for-central-maryland-outdoor-recreation-meeting/

Sadly, or Happily, we'll be in Niagara Falls reenacting a section of the HU Carl Clancy Centennial Ride around the world...
=D>
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/motorcycle-events-around-the-world/clancy-centenary-ride-2012-2013-a-59581

As Paul Mihalka would say, just "Go for a Ride!"

Ciao!
Phil & Karen

Thanks Agers! There is a DNR recreation survey at that link - let your voices be heard.
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