OPRD has created online surveys to allow the public to make comments online in regards to the master plan for this new state natural area.
Please note these two surveys are new and updated as of January 2016. If you filled out the two prior surveys, we appreciate your responses. We had several dozen map comments and about 75 surveys completed.
These updated surveys will inform final park design and interpretation and education plans for the state natural area.
The OPRD Online Mapping Tool provides a place for everyone to comment directly on a map of the park. During the first stage of this planning process, people posted several dozen comments on this map ranging from ideas for park features, to their memories of special places, to wildlife viewing information. These comments were invaluable in shaping the direction of the park currently proposed.
As of January 2016 (when OPRD unveiled the draft park design at public meetings) we have revised this map to include proposed park features and trails. This tool allows you to locate your comment on the map with a virtual post-it note. As comments are made they will be visible to others reading the map, creating an ‘online open house’ where anyone can share their vision for the park.
Below are some questions we asked at the public meetings in January. We hope you’d consider answering some of the questions using the mapping tool:
- What do you think of the proposed park design?
- Do you have any ideas for naming trails, viewing areas or other park features?
- What is your favorite aspect of this site – for example, if there was one thing you wanted future visitors to see or know about this site before they leave it would be…
Please note the map does not currently work on mobile devices.
In addition to the Online Mapping Tool, we have posted an online version of the new paper survey we’re asking folks to fill out at our current round of public meetings, so it you’re unable to make the meetings you can still have an opportunity to voice your opinions.
As you answer the questions in the survey you might consider using the mapping tool to identify locations referenced in your answers.
We hope you find these tools useful and easy to use and look forward to your comments. The information we gather will supplement comments made at our January Public Meetings and your input will directly impact concept alternatives that will be presented at public meetings in Spring 2016, so please fill out these surveys and comment on the map by March 1, 2016.
If you are having any issues with the maps or survey please contact us or comment directly on this post below.