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RV Park and Campground Briefs

November 1, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

FLORIDA

From the North Fort Myers Neighbor:

The fifth annual Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival is set to showcase kayaking and eco-events along Southwest Florida’s waterways Nov. 3 to 6. One local event will be held at the Upriver RV Resort, Friday (Nov. 4).

“Upriver Resort is hosting and putting together the event, and they are right on the Blueway,” said Calusa Blueway Coordinator Betsy Clayton.

The four-day festival offers an array of speakers and instruction, cultural and eco-festivals, races and fishing events, paddlers’ get-togethers and green activities.

Events are at public parks and archeological sites as well as resorts and campgrounds along the Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail, a 190-mile marked-and-meandering saltwater trail that spans the Lee County coast from Bonita Springs to Pine Island and inland to Alva.

At the North Fort Myers Upriver event, expect local representatives from Manatee Park and Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Rangers. “There’s a tour by Ranger Mickey Miller of Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve, and an ‘All About Manatees Progress’ by me,” said Nancy Kilmartin of Lee Parks & Recreation.

Tim Martell, owner/operator of Manatee Guides based out of Lehigh and Estero Bay, will be one of the speakers at the North Fort Myers event. “I’m also a Florida Master Naturalist,” he said. “Manatees are a gentle and beautiful animal that needs our protection through education and conservation. I will also actually be doing a little kayak demonstration, and I will have great tips on paddling the Great Calusa Blueway.”

“It will be informative on both the Blueway and manatees, and paddling the blueway and Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve,” she said.

The official website for the event is calusabluewaypaddlingfestival.com.

QUEBEC

From The Edmonton (Alberta) Journal:

A 17-year-old male was pronounced dead in hospital Friday night after an accident on a golf cart in a Rigaud, Quebec, campground

A Surete du Quebec spokesperson said the campground is open year-round and the family lives there. The teen was out riding around on the cart and was expected back for supper. When he didn’t return, his family went looking for him and found him unconscious underneath the overturned cart at the base of a hill.

A call to 911 was made at 7 p.m. and the boy was declared dead at the hospital.

Rigaud is located near the Ontario-Quebec border, west of Montreal.

ARIZONA

From a news release:

Cavco Industries Inc. will release earnings for the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 on Thursday (Nov. 3) after the close of market.

Senior management will discuss the second quarter results in a live webcast the following day at  noon EST.

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