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Report of the Governor's Commission on the Future of State Parks

WATERBURY – The Governor’s Commission on the Future of State Parks has concluded that offering a full spectrum of recreational opportunities, finding sustainable funding for operations and maintenance and making wise and appropriate investments are needed to optimize the environmental and economic value of Vermont’s state parks. The commission’s report, which can be found at, was released today by the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. The Department has been charged by the Governor with moving forward with several of the commission’s key recommendations. The commission is calling for a full “re-visioning” of each individual park and the system as a whole to assure that it meets the recreational interests of Vermonters and visitors; the creation of a Vermont State Parks Foundation and expanded community partnerships to support operations and maintenance; and additional bonding for infrastructure. Commission members acknowledged the bonding proposal ma