Thursday, January 24, 2008

State Parks Citizen's Committee to Meet Jan 30

The Citizens Committee for Michigan State Parks (CCMSP) will meet Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Foster Community Center, located at 200 N. Foster in Lansing.

The subcommittees and the entire committee will have working sessions in the morning, beginning at 9 a.m., to discuss 2007 accomplishments and 2008 goals and objectives.

The regular meeting of the committee will begin at 1 p.m. with public comment, followed by a presentation on the status of the Parks and Recreation's Strategic Plan and the goals and objectives. The committee then will review and discuss the status of long-term sustainable funding for the Michigan state parks and recreation system.

The committee will also receive updates and reports on various parks and recreation programs, motor vehicle permits and camping reservations, performance indicators and financial reports, various land, policy and legislative issues that affect the state parks and recreation system.

The Citizens Committee for Michigan State Parks is an advisory group created by Public Act 392 of 2004 to address issues concerning state parks and recreation areas, including planning for long-term sustainable funding.

Individuals attending the meeting are requested to refrain from using heavily scented personal care products to enhance accessibility for everyone. Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for this meeting should contact the DNR Parks and Recreation Division at 517-335-4827 a minimum of five working days prior to the meeting to insure accommodations can be arranged.

a news release of the Michigan DNR, "Citizens Committee for Michigan State Parks to Meet Jan. 30 at Foster Community Center", Jan 22, 2008
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