Join the conversation on recreation in Burrillville Thursday


BURRILLVILLE – Do you think the state should invest more resources in hiking trails and campgrounds? Know of a local park, bike path or lake that could use funding for some improvements?

It’s time to speak up.

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is seeking feedback as they work to develop the state’s new outdoor recreation plan, and Burrillville residents will have a chance to weigh in on Thursday, Dec. 13 at a meeting at Jesse Smith Memorial Library.

The roundtable discussion will focus on camping and outdoor winter recreation and will be used to help state officials develop Rhode Island’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, a document that will outline funding priorities for outdoor recreation investment over the next five years.

“Your feedback about your recreational needs are invaluable to us as we plan for improvements and additions to our recreational infrastructure,” notes the website for RIDEM’s planning and development. “Let us know which recreational resources are working for you, where improvements are needed, and where there are opportunities to add resources.”

Residents can also take part in an online survey, available through early spring 2019, for a chance to win a 2019 Rhode Island State Beach Season Pass. Choose an activity or facility and leave your comments here.

On Thursday, guests can provide in-person feedback on what works, what doesn’t, what needs improving.

The workshop will take place at the library at 100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.

Reporters trek through Pulaski State Park.
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