The Department of Conservation and Recreation was proposed by
Governor Romney and approved by the Legislature in the FY04 Budget. DCR
merges the functions of the former Metropolitan District Commission (MDC)
with the former Department of Environmental Management (DEM), with the
goal of consolidating the resources of these agencies.
Today, as they transition to become one
agency, the Division
of Urban Parks and Recreation, the Division
of Water Supply Protection and the Division
of State Parks and Recreation share a rich history of conserving
and protecting the natural, cultural, and recreational resources for all
citizens of the Commonwealth.
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Division of Urban Parks
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