RV Park and Campground Briefs
From the Myrtle Beach Sun News:
North Myrtle Beach officials plan to spray for mosquitoes next week, according to a news release from the city.
Spraying is set to begin Tuesday and will continue on a regular basis until the first frost, according to a news release. Spraying is scheduled to occur one hour before or after sunset.
Wednesday morning sprayings includes Barefoot RV Park. Thursday night sprayings include Myrtle Beach RV Resort.
From the Grayson County News-Gazette, Leitchfield:
A new visitor's center, improved campgrounds and a new heritage trail are some of the changes planned this spring at Rough River Dam State Resort Park.
The Army Corps of Engineers opened the Axtel campgrounds on April 1, and will be opening the remaining campgrounds except half of Cave Creek this week.
Cave Creek — the only campground on the Grayson County side of the lake — is getting a major overhaul. The boat launch area has been expanded and can now accomodate parking for about 25 vehicles and trailers.
Electrical and water connections are being added to many of the campsites in the lower portion of the campground, and the shower house is being expanded, Stratton said.
The corps is doing the work in-house, which means it might take a little longer.
The Axtel campgrounds are also getting a facelift, but that work will be done by contractors throughout the year
From the Tallahassee Democrat:
One of the premier citizen support organizations in the state is the Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park. Few other organizations supporting state parks or other public lands have raised as much money, or advocated so strongly, for the resource as the Friends group. In recognition of its efforts, the Friends group was recently awarded the 2011 Citizens Support Organization of the Year by the Friends of Florida State Parks.
Begun in 1996, the Friends group has tirelessly fought to protect and clean the aquifer feeding the springs, it helped to defeat a proposed water bottling plant nearby and it has pushed back efforts to open a large RV campground near the springs. In many ways, the Friends group is the conscience and voice for the park since park personnel are often constrained from taking sides on issues.
From the Nogales International:
The School Canyon Fire burning near eastern Santa Cruz County had consumed approximately 1,200 acres as of Tuesday afternoon.
The fire, which started in Mexico and jumped the border Tuesday morning to an area between School Canyon and the Lone Mountain Ranch, caused an evacuation of the Parker Canyon Lake Campground, but no structures were immediately threatened as of 4 p.m.
Coronado National Forest crews, as well as firefighters from the Patagonia and Sonoita-Elgin fire departments, were battling the blaze on the ground and in the air.
From a news release:
Country star Joe Nichols will perform Aug. 8 at the Broken Spoke Campground in Sturgis, S.D., during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Broken Spoke Tent Camping starts at just $129 and includes free access to private and clean showers, the World’s Largest Biker Pool, hot tubs, unforgettable contests, emcee Jack Schit, live entertainment at the ride-through Broken Spoke Saloon including Nichols, Night Ranger, Uncle Kracker, the Kentucky Headhunters and Truth & Salvage Co.
The Broken Spoke Saloon is the world’s biggest biker bar, with locations across the country. Broken Spoke Saloon has locations in Sturgis, Daytona, Fla., Laconia, N.H. , and Johnstown, Pa.
From a news release:
The board of directors of Chicago-based Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. declared a dividend of $0.4375 per share, representing, on an annualized basis, a dividend of $1.75 per common share.
The dividend will be paid on July 13 to stockholders of record on June 29. The board also declared a dividend of $0.502125 per share on the company's 8.034 percent Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock, representing, on an annualized basis, a dividend of $2.0085 per preferred share. The dividend will be paid on June 29 to stockholders of record on June 18.