1. Default Section

We are conducting a survey of attitudes and opinions concerning some important issues facing the Eastern Shore today. For purposes of this survey when we refer to the Eastern Shore we are talking specifically about the Upper and Mid Shore counties of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Cecil and Talbot. This survey will take you approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. As a thank you for taking the time to respond with your valuable insights, we will be giving away five goodie bags filled with fun ESLC stuff! Recipients will be drawn at random from those that complete the survey and provide their email address at the end of this survey.

1. Generally speaking, do you think things in the Eastern Shore are going in the right direction, or do you think things have gotten on the wrong track?

2. What would you say is the single most important problem facing the Eastern Shore today? That is, the one you would like to see resolved by your state or local elected officials?

3. What would you say is the single most important problem facing your local area today? That is, the one you would like to see resolved by your local elected officials?

4. Generally speaking, would you rate your quality of life in the Eastern Shore as excellent, good, fair or poor?

5. How concerned are you about the pace of growth and development in the Eastern Shore over the next 5 to 10 years - very concerned, somewhat concerned, not very concerned or not at all concerned?

6. Which two of the following seven issues do you believe should be the top priorities for your local elected officials?

7. When you think about your quality of life today compared to 10 years ago, do you think it has gotten better, gotten worse or remained about the same?

8. How concerned are you about the loss of farmland and habitat areas in the Eastern Shore - very concerned, somewhat concerned, not very concerned or not at all concerned?

9. Do you believe local elected officials should increase or decrease their efforts to preserve open space such as farmland, habitat areas and parks, or should their role remain the same?

10. Do you support or oppose the county's use of public funds for open space preservation, recreation and the protection of natural wildlife habitats in towns, villages and rural areas?

11. Do you favor or oppose policies in the Eastern Shore designed to both encourage new development in and around existing towns and villages, as well as discourage development in the countryside?

12. What impact does promoting the region's agriculture, forestry, fisheries and other natural resources have on jobs and the local economy - a major impact, a minor impact or no impact at all?

13. Have you heard of the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy?

14. Do you have an opinion of the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy as favorable, unfavorable or do you have no opinion of the organization?

15. Do you have any suggestions for activities ESLC could do that you and your family/organization would be interested in being part of?

16. What places on the Shore are special to you and why? What places do you think need to be protected?

17. What do you like to do on the Shore and where do you and your family go for these activities?

18. As you may or may not know, the "Eastern Shore 2010 Agreement" is a pact between the six counties in the Middle and Upper Shore and was created to set land use goals on things like the preservation of farmland, controlling growth and development, protecting the environment and improving both transportation alternatives and economic development in the region. How familiar are you with this agreement - very familiar, somewhat familiar, not very familiar or not at all familiar?

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