Pulse sur­vey to be con­ducted by CSM stu­dents next week

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The Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land will con­duct its next Pulse of South­ern Mary­land pub­lic opin­ion tele­phone poll from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 7-10.

The Pulse sur­vey has been con­ducted dur­ing fall and spring semesters since 2008, sur­vey­ing South­ern Mary­land res­i­dents on var­i­ous is­sues and trends. CSM has pro­vided the com­mu­nity with feed­back and trends on sub­jects such as mil­i­tar y pres­ence in the re­gion, health care, re­cre­ation, en­ergy, trans­porta­tion, In­ter­net ac­cess, ex­pec­ta­tions for lo­cal elected of­fi­cials, min­i­mum wage, world events, and na­tional se­cu­rity and safety.

For the fall se­mes­ter, ques­tions will fo­cus on the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion and con­fi­dence in law en­force­ment.

CSM stu­dent vol­un­teers will be mak­ing the phone calls for four evenings from the col­lege’s La Plata Cam­pus.

The col­lege has earned recog­ni­tion from the Na­tional Coun­cil of Mar­ket­ing and Pub­lic Re­la­tions, Dis­trict I for its work on this ini­tia­tive.

The re­sults of the sur­vey are pro­vided to lo­cal me­dia for re­port­ing in the South­ern Mary­land News­pa­pers.

CSM stu­dents in­ter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing to con­duct the poll can reg­is­ter at http://www.csmd.edu/about/pier/pulse/.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Pat Schroeder, sur­vey co­or­di­na­tor, at patsc@csmd.edu.

To view pre­vi­ous sur­veys, go to http://www.csmd.edu/As­sets/AboutUs/PIER/Pulse_­fal­l2014_se­cu­rity-safe­ty_­sum­mary.pdf or http://www.csmd.edu/As­sets/AboutUs/PIER/pulse_­fal­l_14_­sum­ma­ry_lo­cal_of­fi­cial­s_all.pdf.

Res­i­dents asked to par­tic­i­pate in parks and rec sur­vey

The Depart­ment of Re­cre­ation, Parks, and Tourism en­cour­ages resi- dents to take the Charles County Land Preser­va­tion, Park, and Re­cre­ation Plan (LPPRP) sur­vey about county parks and re­cre­ation fa­cil­i­ties. The LPPRP is a com­pre­hen­sive doc­u­ment used as a plan­ning tool by lo­cal gov­ern­ments to pro­tect nat­u­ral re­sources and pro­vide pub­lic parks and re­cre­ation fa­cil­i­ties. To main­tain el­i­gi­bil­ity for Pro­gram Open Space fund­ing, the State of Mary­land re­quires LPPRP be up­dated ev­ery six years. Charles County’s last LPPRP was com­pleted in 2012.

To par­tic­i­pate in this on­line sur­vey go to, www.sur­vey­mon­key.com/r/charle­scoun­ty2016lp­prp­sur­vey by Wed­nes­day, Nov. 30. For ques­tions or com­ments, con­tact the Depart­ment of Re­cre­ation, Parks, and Tourism at ccpr@CharlesCoun­tyMD.gov or 301-9323470. Cit­i­zens with spe­cial needs may con­tact the Mary­land Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD: 800-735-2258.

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