Please urge your state representative to increase investment in our state parks through the FY23 state budget.
The need for investment in our parks system has been apparent for years, but has become more urgent as the Commonwealth struggles to respond to accelerating climate change and equity challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has also made clear that the Blue Hills Reservation and all our state parks are an essential natural infrastructure that supports the physical health and mental well-being of communities across the Commonwealth. We must ensure that Department of Conservation and Recreation, which has a broad management and stewardship responsibility for 450,000 acres of parks, parkways and natural resources, has the personnel and resources to respond to these challenges and increased demand on our state park system.
- Speaker Ronald Mariano (Ronald.Mariano@mahouse.gov)
- Representative Aaron Michlewitz (Aaron.M.Michlewitz@mahouse.gov)
- Representative Mindy Domb (Mindy.Domb@mahouse.gov)
- The Friends of the Blue Hills has joined over 40 organizations to urge House leadership to prioritize a more full investment in our state parks through the FY23 state budget. Read the letter sent to House leadership here.
- The recently-completed DCR Special Commission Report found that Massachusetts is chronically underfunding our parks. Read the report.
Photo credit: Tommy Walker (Milton)