RV Park and Campground Briefs
From a news release:
The California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) has announced it will award 10 grants totaling $247,520 to organizations that are working to keep state parks from closing due to budget shortfalls.
This one-year commitment is one of many steps the foundation is taking in response to the crisis of park closures across California's state park system. Two months ago, CSPF announced 13 grants to organizations totaling $328,586 to keep parks open.
The most recent round of grants was made possible by generous funding from Chipotle Mexican Grill and an anonymous donor, while the previous round was made possible by the S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation and the Thomas J. Long Foundation.
From the Portland Press Herald:
A 7-year-old boy pulled from a pond at a campground near Scarborough, Maine, and revived by a lifeguard is in the hospital in serious condition.
Police Chief Robert Moulton says officers were called to Wassamki Springs Campground at about 1:15 p.m. Thursday (July 12) in response to a report that a child had drowned.
Police say witnesses pulled the child from the pond and a lifeguard gave him CPR, reviving him.
The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/Nl7Eja) reports that the boy had been swimming with a group of day campers from Cape Elizabeth. He and the lifeguard have not been identified.
From The Times, Ottawa:
The The LaSalle County Board unanimously approved a special use to allow a campground located along Dee Bennett Road between the Starved Rock Yacht Club and Captain's Cove.
Five years ago, the board granted Bob Bishop a special use to build a marina on the property. But economic conditions forced him to scrap that plan, he told the county's Zoning Board of Appeals (BZA) on Tuesday (July 10).
Instead, he told the ZBA, he wants to build a campground with 130 sites divided between tent and recreational vehicle spots.
Mike Harsted, director of Environmental Services and Land Use for the county, said there will be septic, electric and water hookups.
Harsted said other county, state and federal requirements would need to be met before the campground could open.