Public workshops will be held this month for gathering comment about the Open Space Program Plan after amendments made to the state’s Land Protection Act in 2016 and public concern about certain components of the Open Space Program.

Workshops will be held:

— Sussex County: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Georgetown Public Library, 123 W. Pine St.

— Kent County: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza.

— New Castle County: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Blue Ball Barn at Alapocas Run State Park, 1914 W. Park Drive, Wilmington.

The workshops are intended to gather public comments on the draft outline of the Open Space Program Plan, which is now required by the amended code. After public comment is incorporated into the draft plan, the Open Space Council will review it at its March 1 meeting. A final version will go to a public hearing March 8 at the Dover Public Library. The draft Open Space Program plan outline is available for review at