Middle Township will hold a public meeting 7 tonight to discuss a plan to promote and improve the township’s underused open spaces.

The focus on promoting and improving the township’s open spaces comes after a recent townshipwide survey found “residents overwhelmingly want more trails and natural areas to view wildlife.”

According to the survey, 95 percent of respondents said preserving open space in Middle Township was important to them. The survey also found 68 percent would like to see additional wildlife and bird-viewing areas in the township. Picnic areas, trails, a canoe and kayak launch, and fishing and crabbing areas were also among the most-desired items, based on the survey results.

The public meeting at the Martin Luther King Center, 207 W. Main St., Whitesboro, is being held by members of the township’s recently formed Open Space and Recreation Study project team and will include an overview of the ongoing project and survey findings, followed by public comment.

After the meeting, the project’s plan will be revised and released to the community. Information on the Middle Township Open Space and Recreation Study as well as a link to the survey results can be found at

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