The Maryland Park Service and the Charles County Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism have been working together to develop a strategic management partnership plan for a portion of Chapel Point State Park. The draft plan is now available at http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/southern/chapelpoint.aspx .
Highlights of the plan include:
- Repairing and maintaining existing roads and the park entrance
- Supporting historic uses of the park by waterfowl hunters and fishermen
- Evaluating and improving bird habitat, forest habitat, and water quality
- Assessing areas of shoreline erosion that may need protection
- Working with the Piscataway tribe to build on their interest in and connection to Chapel Point
- Integrating recreational and tourism activities with Port Tobacco Village and Port Tobacco River Park
- Maintaining and promoting passive recreation activities such as biking, beach-combing, kayaking, and bird watching
- Improving staff presence and discouraging unauthorized activities
- Addressing issues with trash and illegal dumping
Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the process for improving the habitat and recreational potential of this beautiful park. Take a look at the full plan and submit your comments to Park Manager Patrick Bright of the Maryland Park Service at firstname.lastname@example.org until October 19, 2016.