The Town of Acton is preparing a 7-year update to the Town's Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP). The plan guides decisions about how to use and invest in the Town's recreation and open space areas and facilities. Thank you for participating in the planning process by answering the following questions in order to obtain residents' open space and recreational priorities. ´╗┐

Please rank in order with 1 being most important and 10 being least important.

* 1. How important is it to permanently protect the following natural and scenic resources in Acton?
Do you have any other suggestions for resources to permanently protect in Acton? Please specify.
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2. Are there specific/properties in Acton that the Town should try to purchase, access, develop for access if the Town owns it, or otherwise protect for open space and recreational purposes? (please list up to 3 locations with their purpose)
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There are various mechanisms available to protect Open Space in Acton. Acton should: (check one per row)

* Use Town funds to purchase open space
* Work with land trust(s) to purchase open space
* Work with property owners regarding deed/conservation restrictions that limit/protect future land development
* Adopt zoning techniques (such as cluster development, transfer of development rights) that concentrate development to protect natural resources
* Increase education and awareness of the values of open space
Other (please specify):
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* 4. How should the Town fund open space protection? Check all that apply:
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5. The Town is interested in hearing from residents about how to prioritize projects over the next seven years. Please rank each project as low, medium, or high priority.

* Invasive species management
Low
High
* Improve connections between existing trails in Acton
Low
High
* Improve connections between existing trails in abutting towns
Low
High
* Improve trail signage and maps
Low
High
* Address flooding and erosion in Town
Low
High
* Protect farms and farmland
Low
High
* Increase wetlands setbacks
Low
High
* Develop pollinator habitat and corridors
Low
High
* Protect open space for wildlife and biodiversity
Low
High
* Protect open space for water quality/quantity
Low
High
* Protect open space and natural resources to reduce climate change risks
Low
High
* Protect open space to increase carbon sequestration and help offset greenhouse gas emissions
Low
High
* Protect environmentally sensitive habitats
Low
High
* Increase information about natural resources
Low
High
* Create a tree protection bylaw
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High

6. Which of the following recreational resources would you like to see expanded, improved, or created in Acton? Please select the appropriate columns for the resources you are interested in.

* ADA Accessible Trails
* Amphitheater
* Baseball Diamonds
* Softball Diamonds
* Basketball Courts
* Bike Lanes
* Bike Paths
* Bird/Wildlife Viewing
* Bocce Courts
* Community Center
* Community Gardens
* Cricket Fields
* Cross-Country Skiing Trails
* Disc Golf
* Dog Park
* Drinking Fountains
* Outdoor Exercise Areas for Seniors
* Family Picnic Areas
* Fitness/Walking Track
* Hiking Trails
* Horseback Riding
* Hunting Areas
* Ice Skating Rink
* Kayak/Canoe/Small non-motorized boat launch
* Multi-Purpose Fields (Soccer, Lacrosse, Football, Ultimate Frisbee, etc. Athletic Fields)
* Neighborhood Parks
* Pavilion for Group Events (with tables, grills, etc).
* Pickleball Courts
* Playgrounds
* Pocket Parks
* Public Art
* Public Restrooms
* The Recreation Center at 50 Audubon Drive
* Riverside Boardwalks
* Sidewalks
* Skateboard Parks
* Spray Ground or Splash Pad
* Sledding Hills
* Snack Bar
* Snowmobiling Trails
* Snowshoeing Trails
* Swimming Pool
* Tennis Courts
* Mountain Biking Trails
Other Recreational Facilities (please specify):
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* 7. How often do you utilize the open space and recreational resources? Please select one.
* 8. If you do not typically use the Town's recreational facilities, please indicate why not. (Check all that apply).
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* 9. If you do not typically use the Town's open space, conservation lands, or trail facilities (found at trails.actonma.gov), please indicate why not. (Check all that apply).
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Thank you for answering these questions! The following open-ended questions are optional. We appreciate your time and any additional input you can provide.

10. Which open space and/or recreation facilities/resources do you make use of most frequently? (For example: softball fields, trails, sidewalks, community gardens, etc.)
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11. Which in your opinion are the top three most important open space and recreational areas/facilities to the Town of Acton as a whole?
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12. How can Acton improve our parks and recreational programming to make them more welcoming for all community members?
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13. Regarding open space and recreation, what is it about Acton that you like best?
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14. Regarding open space and recreation, what is something that could be improved?
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15. How do you generally get information about Town matters? (Please select all that apply).
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16. What is your age?
17. Select the option(s) that best describe your affiliation in Town.
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18. What primary language do you speak at home?
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19. How do you identify your race or ethnicity? Please check all that apply:
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