Jan 10: DCR Asks for Your Input on New Rules to Manage Our Parks

The Department of Conservation and Recreation invites you to learn about proposed changes to the agencies’ rules on how to manage our state parks.

Thursday, January 10, 2013 – 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Ponkapoag Golf Course
2167 Washington Street, Canton, MA

At this meeting, DCR will present information on draft rules and regulations governing the operations of state parks and recreational facilities, 302 CMR 12.00. These draft rules and regulations will supersede those under which the agency currently operates, contained in 350 CMR 2.00 and 350 CMR 12.00, applying to those properties in the area formerly known as DCR’s Division of Urban Parks, and in 304 CMR 12.00, applying to state park and recreational facilities outside of that area.

The public meeting will include a brief presentation by DCR, followed by an opportunity for public input. The draft regulations are currently available for viewing at http://www.mass.gov/dcr/news/publicmeetings/policiesandregsupcoming.htm.

The presentation that will be given at the public meeting will be available for viewing shortly on DCR’s website at http://www.mass.gov/dcr/news/publicmeetings/policiesandregsmaterials.htm.

In accordance with requirements of the Massachusetts Secretary of State, the DCR will conduct a formal hearing process, including statewide public hearings and a public comment period, in early 2013. If you have questions about this public meeting, please call 617-626-4974 or email DCR.Updates@state.ma.us.

Photo credit: Sue Christensen

Leave a Reply

Want to hike the Blue Hills, but don't know where to begin? Click here for recommendations to the best hiking near Boston. If you're interested in hiking Boston and Boston hiking, the Blue Hills Reservation offers great hikes near Boston. If you want to go hiking around Boston, be sure to check our suggested Boston hikes in the Blue Hills. The Blue Hills also offers a good place to find a South Shore MA mountain biking trail and you'll enjoy great Boston birding and birding near Boston. You'll also find a great swimming hole south of Boston at the Blue Hills Reservation and in general, great family fun South Shore.