On behalf of Governor Martin O’Malley and Secretary of Natural Resources John R. Griffin, we are asking for your ideas, experience, expertise, your vision and your help. If you could envision Maryland as having a trail system second to none, what would that look like? Four regional roundtables are scheduled for June, and together we hope to come up with an answer.
We are inviting an array of trail users and enthusiasts, planners, conservation, transportation, park and recreation professionals, friends groups and interested citizens to participate. Our hope is that each of these regional roundtables will provide a sense of what trails exist, any trail plans in the works or hopes for future trails and how we can work together and share information to improve the trail systems in Maryland.
Trail users are diverse including commuters, bicyclist, hikers, walkers, skiers, roller-bladers, runners, joggers, families, seniors, kids, pet lovers, campers, birders, off-road vehicle riders, equestrians and many more groups, each with their own view of what makes trails so great and so important. We need to hear from you!
The ideas, information and momentum from these regional brainstorming sessions will culminate in the first ever Maryland Trails Summit planned for this fall. We are facilitating these discussions in order to build on the amazing work everyone is currently doing on trails. These sessions are also an opportunity to network, collect information, ideas and dreams and begin development of an online resource that will connect all of you with each other and with our citizens and visitors.
We hope you will accept our invitation to this event. Seating is limited so please RSVP no later than May 26, 2010. Follow the link below for online registration.
John F. Wilson
Land Trails Coordinator
Department of Natural Resources
Regional Meeting Schedule:
• June 2nd – Central Region Roundtable
• June 3rd – Western Region Roundtable
• June 8th – Eastern Region Roundtable
• June 10th – Southern Region Roundtable
For more information please Email: MdTrailsSummit@dnr.state.md.us