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Weigh in on Vermont’s Outdoor Recreation Vision and Priority Actions

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release - July 1, 2204

Contact:
Jackie Dagger, Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative Program Manager

Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation & Agency of Commerce and Community Development
jackie.dagger@vermont.gov, 802-636-7410

Claire Polfus, Recreation Program Manager
Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
claire.polfus@vermont.gov, 802-505-5372

Move Forward Together Vermont
Weigh in on Vermont’s Outdoor Recreation Vision and Priority Actions

Montpelier, VT - The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) and the Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative (VOREC) have released the Move Forward Together Vermont Draft Vision and Priority Actions for public review and input. This ambitious document outlines a vision and set of priority actions to foster healthy and vibrant communities through outdoor recreation in the next five years.  

The draft vision and priorities were shaped by a robust public engagement process. This included a statewide survey of recreation users, 28 focus groups with outdoor recreation stakeholders, a survey of Vermont recreation providers, and a day-long summit with outdoor recreation leaders. Now, Move Forward Vermont wants to hear from you.

Community engagement sessions will be happening online and in-person throughout July. Join FPR and VOREC at one of the following public events to share your thoughts and help shape the future of outdoor recreation in Vermont.

  • Tuesday, July 2: 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Public Engagement Launch Webinar (will be recorded and posted online)
  • Monday, July 15: 5:30-7:00 pm, Southern Vermont Open House, Manchester Community Library (138 Cemetery Ave, Manchester Center, VT)
  • Wednesday, July 17: 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Northern Vermont Open House, Johnson Elementary School (57 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT)
  • Monday, July 22: 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Open House Webinar

 

Additionally, input will be collected through an online feedback form. Visit the Move Forward Together Vermont project web page (https://fpr.vermont.gov/move-forward-together-vermont) to:

  • Learn about community engagement sessions and access webinar links
  • Explore the results of the data collection and informational gathering phase
  • Review the Draft Vision and Priorities
  • Share your valuable feedback.

By the end of the year, this collaborative effort will shape the roadmap to outdoor recreation in Vermont for the next five years. Don’t miss the opportunity to contribute to the future of outdoor recreation in the Green Mountain State.

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