Alberta Park Faces $1 Million Fix-Up
Significant improvements will be made to the Crawling Valley Campground near Bassano, Alberta, despite concerns that some longtime campers who use the area all season will be sent packing.
Members of the Crawling Valley Recreation Society, which operates the campground, voted overwhelmingly in favor of a proposal to fix up the vacation retreat, according to the Calgary Herald.
As much as $1 million could be spent over the next several years, with construction on a new boat launch and beach beginning as soon as this summer. The funding will come from the Eastern Irrigation District, which owns the land where the campground is located.
"It's a little piece of heaven and we want to share it with everyone," said area resident and district board member Floyd George.
However, campers like Marty Anderson of Calgary fear there will no longer be room for them at the campground 75 miles east of Calgary. They'll have to compete in a lottery for space.
"I want to see if this vote can be challenged," said Anderson.