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Petition for Off-Leash On-Trail Use

posted Apr 25, 2011, 8:12 AM by michele biscoe   [ updated Apr 25, 2011, 8:22 AM ]

Sign our petition for off-leash on-trail recreation at the Middlesex Fells.  

During the initial public comment period for the Middlesex Fells Reservation Resource Management Plan (RMP), the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) received requests for on-trail off-leash opportunities. The DCR has indicated that it is taking all comments under advisement. The public comment period ended on March 30, 2011, and the DCR is planning to hold a final public meeting and release the Draft RMP in May 2011.

One of two things will happen when the Draft Plan is released: it will either include options for trail-based recreation (including walking/hiking, running/jogging, mountain biking, cros-country skiing) with off-leash dogs, or it will not. We cannot sit on our hands while we are waiting for the Draft Plan to be released.