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The Latest RV Park and Campground Briefs

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December 18, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

IDAHO

From the Lewiston Tribune:

Plans for a recreational vehicle park are being solidified, and were presented to Nez Perce County commissioners during their last meeting of the year Monday (Dec. 17).

Lewiston Parks and Recreation Director Tim Barker gave an update on the status of a grant application to the Idaho State Parks and Recreation Department. The preliminary design calls for 42 RV pads at a location close to Bryden Canyon Golf Course on O'Connor Road in Lewiston. Declining revenues and use of the golf course has led management to seek alternate options for building revenue. Barker said an RV park is seen as an option that is needed in the community and "flourishing at other public golf courses in the Pacific Northwest."

PENNSYLVANIA

From a news release:

The public is invited to again vote online for the 2013 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among six waterways nominated across the state.

The rivers nominated are: Juniata River and Swatara Creek in south central Pennsylvania; Kiskiminetas and Monongahela rivers in the southwest; Lackawanna River in the northeast; and Schuylkill River in the southeast.

“Individually, each of these waterways showcases unique natural resources and recreational potential,” Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard J. Allan said. “Collectively, they demonstrate just how blessed Pennsylvania is with its wealth of rivers and streams.”

Visit www.pawatersheds.org/vote to read the nomination statement for each river and to vote. Voting ends Jan. 18.

Pennsylvania’s River of the Year is an honor designed to elevate public awareness of specific rivers and recognize important conservation needs and achievements. The award has been presented annually since 1983.

After a waterway is chosen, local groups implement a year-round slate of activities and events to celebrate the river, including a special extended paddling trip known as a sojourn. These water-based journeys for canoeists, kayakers and others raise awareness of the environmental, recreational, tourism and heritage values of rivers.

Pennsylvania’s 2012 River of the Year is the Stonycreek River, flowing through Cambria and Somerset counties.

 

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