It is once again time for Arizona to complete a new Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).
Every 5 years the state embarks on this process in order to be eligible to receive Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) monies. The SCORP engages the public and recreation professionals in identifying statewide issues and priorities. These priorities inform the distribution of the LWCF monies.
We are looking for 5 or 6 motivated, collaborative Recreation professionals from across the state to participate in a working group that will direct and review the SCORP process. We are estimating that the group will have to meet no more than 4 times between now and December, 2016 (no more than 2 hours each) and participants may also be asked to review and provide feedback on SCORP materials between meetings. The first meeting would be mandatory attendance. Any following meetings we will try to make other arrangements for those who may not be able to travel to meetings.
In addition to the SCORP working group, we will also be trying to work with APRA professionals later in the process to engage their constituents in discussing the identified statewide priorities and how these priorities reflect - or fail to reflect- constituent realities.
Deadline to apply is mid-April.
Those who are interested in participation should contact Dawn Collins, Chief of Resources & Public Programs at Arizona State Parks at (602) 542-7128 or email@example.com.