RV Park and Campground Briefs
From the Sidney Herald:
The city/county planning board recommended that Richland County commissioners conditionally approve an RV park in Savage, Mont.
It’s relatively small compared to others, with just eight RV spots, but its owners, Bryon and Terra Stanford, will be among a select few owners whose establishments are legal under state law and the local subdivision regulations.
From The Associated Press:
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) will open a new campground at Lake Calling Panther in Copiah County on May 23.
MDWFP officials say the campground has 23 newly developed sites providing water, sewer and 100-amp electrical services. These sites were built to accommodate camping for recreational vehicles.
Lake Calling Panther is a 512-acre lake located in Copiah County about five miles west of Crystal Springs.
From Pique newsmagazine:
A new 30-site backcountry campground is being built at Elfin Lakes as part of a $600,000 infrastructure investment in Garibaldi Provincial Park by British Columbia Parks.
Along with the campground, the money will go into building toilet facilities, a picnic shelter, improve the access road and an upgrade of ranger stations.
This is part of a $13.98 million capital budget for 2012-2013, for 120 projects in 89 parks. The investment in Garibaldi Provincial Park is part of $2.38 million being spent in the South Coast Region, which includes the Lower Mainland and the Sunshine Coast.
Overall, the capital budget fund for British Columbia Parks has increased by 27 percent over last year, or by $3 million, according to a release.
A major priority for capital projects, the release continued, was "directed at attracting young families, offering new recreation opportunities, improving accessibility and increasing attendance."
Almost 20 million people visit British Columbia's provincial parks every year.
"We want to encourage even more people to get out and enjoy B.C.'s spectacular parks," said environment minister Terry Lake.
"These improvements will keep the regular visitors coming back and encourage other, more diverse groups to visit in the future."
From a news release:
The Jackson Companies in Myrtle Beach has named Ron Welchel, human resources director. Welchel will be responsible for employee relations, compensation and benefit design and administration, staffing, safety, risk management and training.
“We are pleased to add Ron to our management team,” said Dennis Wade, CEO of The Jackson Companies. “We value our employees, our teammates. Ron possesses a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge in Human Resources that will benefit our team and overall operations.”
During the past 32 years, Welchel has garnered an impressive resume in Human Resources. The past 10 years, Welchel has served as vice president of human resources in the health care arena for Community Home Health Care and Hospice Inc. and the Winyah Health Care Group LLC. He focused on enhancing employee benefits and reducing company expenses as well as innovative training techniques and improved retention.
The province of Manitoba has lifted a fire ban that limited fires to the hours of 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. in provincial parks and campgrounds.
Rains hit the southern part of Manitoba hard Friday night (May 18) and continued much of the day Saturday, dumping tens of millimeters of water on the region.
As a result the province is now allowing fires in provincial parks and campgrounds in approved fire pits at any time of the day.
Fire officials warned, however, that all other travel and fire bans in eastern Manitoba remain in place.
Residents and travelers should check with their rural municipalities to see if there are still regional restrictions on campground fires.
Back country travel restrictions remain in place in all other areas as part of fire prevention efforts, fire officials said.