The Latest RV Park and Campground Briefs
From a news release:
David and Maggie Robinson, co‐owners of Holly Shores Campground located in Lower Township, presented a check to Joanne Carrocino, FACHE, president and CEO of Cape Regional Medical Center in the amount of $8,344, which represents the second gift toward their three‐year, $25,000 pledge.
The Holly Shores donation will go toward the Thomas & Claire Brodesser Jr., Cancer Center Capital Campaign. The pledge is made possible by various fund-raising initiatives that are held at Holly Shores Campground throughout the camping season.
“The Holly Shores family is delighted to partner with Cape Regional Medical Center to provide the best quality cancer care to our community,” stated Maggie Robinson, co‐owner of the Campground. “Our fund‐raisers are becoming more and more popular – our campers are as enthusiastic as we are about supporting our community medical center.”
“Our sincere thanks to Dave and Maggie and everyone at Holly Shores Campground for their commitment to Cape May County and Cape Regional Medical Center,” stated Carrocino. “We value their support as we continue to provide exceptional cancer care to our community.”
From the Weekly News Journal, Burley:
The Burley City Council has given the go ahead for the Parks Department to apply for a $250,000 grant from the state of Idaho that, along with local matching funds, would allow the city to build a 10-space RV park complete with bathrooms and a shower facility.
Phase II & III would add even more RV sites which are all expected to have full hookups. Though there is no guarantee the money will be awarded, the city’s recreation committee believes it has a better than average chance of receiving the grant.
The RV sites would be graveled rather than paved to better manage the cost, and most of the sites would be ‘back in’ rather than ‘pull through’ for space considerations. The first phase would back up to Bedke Blvd. and would include a picnic table, a grassy area where a tent could be set up and a wood grill. Payment on the sites would likely be ‘honor pay’ but would be overseen by the Parks Department.
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From The Associated Press:
The dock that washed ashore on a remote Washington beach last month has been confirmed as debris from the March 2011 tsunami in Japan.
The state Marine Debris Task Force says it was identified by the Japanese government through photos that showed a fender serial number. The dock came from the Aomori Prefecture and is similar to the dock that washed ashore last summer at Newport, Ore., also from the tsunami.
The Coast Guard spotted the dock Dec. 18 on a beach near Forks. It's within a wilderness portion of Olympic National Park and also within the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary and will be removed.
A crew already has scraped off 400 pounds of marine plants and animals in an attempt to prevent any invasive species from taking hold.
From the Press-Democrat, Santa Rosa:
A Sonoma County zoning board Thursday (Jan. 17) soundly rejected the state’s application to expand the number of beaches along the Sonoma Coast where visitors would be charged for parking.
The unanimous decision of the Board of Zoning Adjustments was expected, and likely sets up another showdown on the contentious issue before county supervisors.
“Currently, the idea is yes, we will be appealing,” said Stephanie Coleman, an environmental coordinator for California State Parks.
Coleman presented the state’s case that additional day use fees are needed to maintain or restore services on the Sonoma Coast before a skeptical audience of about 50 people who attended Thursday’s three-hour hearing in Santa Rosa.
The state is seeking permission to install 15 new self-pay machines at beaches on the Sonoma Coast and charge visitors a new $8 fee for parking.
Coleman said the plan fulfills the Legislature’s mandate for state parks to find reliable sources of revenue.
But former county supervisor Bill Kortum spoke for many critics when he told the zoning board that the coast is the “commons of California, and you don’t charge people to go to their commons.”