The Town of Wellfleet is in the process of updating its Open Space and Recreation (OSR) 5-Year Plan and needs your input.  This survey will help identify the needs and concerns of the community regarding Wellfleet’s open space and recreation resources so that the Plan can address them.  Having an approved OSR Plan is required for the Town to qualify for State reimbursement programs, which offset acquisition costs so that these important community assets can be protected in perpetuity.
 
In this survey, "Open Space" is defined as publicly accessible undeveloped lands that deserve to be conserved for a variety of reasons, including:  contributing to Harbor, fresh water, and ground water quality; providing passive and active recreation opportunities; mitigating impacts of climate change; protecting public access to the Harbor, bay, beaches, and ponds; or simply because their location and scenic qualities contribute to the overall character of the Town.
 
Please take a few minutes to answer all of the applicable questions.  Your opinions are very important for Wellfleet’s future.  Be assured that ALL responses are anonymous.  Thank you for your help!
Part 1:  TOWN OPEN SPACE RESOURCES

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1. How important is it to preserve open space and natural areas in Wellfleet?  Rate the importance from "totally unnecessary" to "very important."

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2. For which of the following purposes would you support the Town purchase of open space land?  Choose up to SEVEN (7) answers.

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3. To preserve open space in Wellfleet, which of the following would YOU be willing to do?  Please check ALL that apply.

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4. Which actions would you be in favor of the TOWN taking to preserve open space?  Check ALL that apply.

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5. In your opinion, how well has Wellfleet done protecting the following resources?  RATE EACH ONE on a scale from "Poor" to "Excellent" or check "No opinion."

  Poor Adequate Excellent No opinion
Groundwater
Ponds
Wellfleet Harbor
Wetlands/marshes
Forests/wild lands
Scenic vistas
Beaches/dunes
Access to open space
Access to coastal waters

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6. There are many trails and beaches in Wellfleet that the general public can access only through private lands.  For which locations, if any, should the Town should try to secure legal rights of access for the general public?

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7. How accessible do you feel the following open spaces are to the general public?  RATE EACH ONE or check "No opinion."

  Not accessible Accessible No opinion
Ponds
Wellfleet Harbor
Wetlands/marsh viewing
Forests/wild lands
Harbor and Bay beaches
Baker's Field
Ocean beaches

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8. Do you or a family member have mobility issues that require the use of a cane, walker, or wheelchair?

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