Public Comment Sought for State Recreation Plan

January 17

Columbia -- The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism is seeking public input on recreational preferences and priorities as it develops the 2019 South Carolina State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP.) Public comment can be made by taking a survey at this link.

The SCORP identifies outdoor recreation issues of statewide significance and sets priorities for recreational planning and development. The SCORP provides unified guidance to state and municipal officials as they develop and expand outdoor recreation opportunities for their respective constituents.

In addition to its value as a planning document, the completion of a SCORP also satisfies a requirement of the federally administered Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which then makes South Carolina eligible to receive its annual apportionment from the LWCF State Assistance Grant Program.  Apportionments from the LWCF can be used by the state and its municipalities to acquire new land for outdoor recreation and conservation, and to construct new outdoor recreational facilities.

Public comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. For more information, click here or contact Dawn Dawson-House at ddawson@scprt.com or 803-734-1779.

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