Minnesota RV Park Offers to be ‘Guinea Pig’

March 7, 2011 by   - () Comments Off on Minnesota RV Park Offers to be ‘Guinea Pig’

Ken and Helen Foltz agreed Thursday (March 3) to go above and beyond with their marina project, hoping to set an example for future boat washing stations at lake accesses near Detroit Lakes, Minn.

Owners of River Hills RV Park, the Foltzes are asking to increase the number of slips on their inland marina from 28 to 60. So far the planning commission and the community development committee have approved the request, with the stipulations that they get the required permits from the Pelican River Watershed District and that they post signs at the landing, telling people to wash their boats before putting them in the water, DL-online reported.

Up the hill from the landing, Foltzes have agreed to install a heated pressure washer for boaters to clean their boats if they have been in another lake.

“We’re willing to be the guinea pig on this wash station,” Ken Foltz said.

He said that they are more than willing to cooperate with the Department of Natural Resources to be a test site for the wash. He agreed to pay up to $3,000 for the wash station, and if it would cost more, they may seek public assistance, like from the DNR.

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