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RV Park and Campground Briefs

February 1, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

MINNESOTA

From the Spring Grove Herald:

The campground feasibility study for the Spring Grove Economic Development Authority (EDA) on EDA land near the SWIM Center is being redrawn with different layouts.

City Administrator Theresa Coleman said the proposed campground was originally based on 26 sites, but different options will be included in the report, some of which may include more campsites.

No date was given for when the study will be presented.

INDIANA

From The Associated Press:

A company that provides phone and other communication services has donated $10,000 to a recreation vehicle hall of fame in northern Indiana.

Frontier Communications CEO Maggie Wilderotter presented the donation Tuesday (Jan. 31) to Tom McNulty, executive director of the RV/MH Hall of Fame & Museum in Elkhart. Wilderotter says the company wanted to help keep the heritage of the RV industry alive and well in Elkhart.

There was speculation last spring that the hall could close. McNulty says the hall is in better shape now with enough funds to operate through 2012. He says it is still working on its long-term debt obligations.

MISSOURI

From the Southeast Missourian:

Recreation at Clearwater and Wappapello lakes will change this season as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers faces budget cuts across its projects.

The Little Rock District’s operation and maintenance budget has been cut about $17 million this year, according to a press release from the district.

Proposed recreation changes within this district will reduce costs by an estimated $1.9 million annually ($921,000 for operation and maintenance expenses and $989,000 for labor), officials say.

These would change recreation operations at 29 parks, including closing 13 campgrounds, four partial campgrounds, four day use areas, one partial day use area, and nine boat ramps. Also under consideration is making the recreation season shorter at many additional parks. Other likely park adjustments include reducing the frequency of trash pick-up, cleaning and mowing. Maintenance response times are likely to increase. And the district expects to hire fewer temporary park rangers and contract park attendants.

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