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The Fort McMurray Rotary Park Campground is closing its doors — evicting campers and laying off staff — in order to accommodate a future golf course and residential area.
The Rotary Club of Fort McMurray, which owns the land and runs the campground, was notified by the Government of Alberta that their lease on that portion of the land would not be renewed, forcing approximately 50 RV campers to find a new place to stay.
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Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach and Easterlin Park in Oakland Park will offer a School’s Out – Camp Out! Special on Sundays-Thursdays, Dec. 23-27 and Dec. 30-Jan. 3.
The special discount rate during these periods will be $20/campsite per night at Quiet Waters. At Easterlin, the rate will vary from $20/campsite per night for residents of Broward, Palm Beach Miami-Dade counties to $25/campsite per night for non-residents. The rates are good for up to four campers per site, and up to two more campers can stay for $3/night each. You can even bring along up to two pets at $1/night each.
Each site comes with electricity, running water, a fire ring, a picnic table, and a grill. Restroom/shower facilities are located throughout the campgrounds. At Quiet Waters, the sites are equipped with platform tents that are already set up for you; two sites feature tepees. At Easterlin, you bring your own tent and gear.
From a news release:
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has several holiday gift-giving ideas for those who want to protect Pennsylvania's natural resources and enjoy state parks and forests.
- Holiday gift-givers can support Pennsylvania's 120 state parks by purchasing the 2013 special edition state park calendar that commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps. It features historic images and information that highlights the important role the corps played in creating the parks we love and enjoy today. The 10" x 13" calendar costs $8.49, plus sales tax and shipping, and can be ordered by calling (888)-PAPARKS.
- A state park gift card can be purchased in any dollar amount and may be used for campsites, cabins and pavilions anywhere they are available. To order a gift card, visit www.dcnr.state.pa.us; choose "Find a Park," then "Reservations," then "Gift Cards."
- Also, supporters may consider giving a gift that supports the non-profit Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF). The foundation helps enhance parks and forests, and supports conservation and environmental programs. Visitors might enjoy the 135-page passport with maps, a history of the state park and forest system, and a brief description and most memorable feature of each state park and forest. Visit www.paparksandforests.org or contact PPFF at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Supporting the Wild Resource Conservation Program is another gift option. Since 1982, the program has studied and worked to conserve Pennsylvania's rare species and habitats.