The Latest RV Parks and Campgrounds Briefs

February 22, 2013 by   - () Comments Off on The Latest RV Parks and Campgrounds Briefs


From a Bureau of Land Management news release:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Needles Field Office (NFO) is submitting a grant application to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVRD) to help manage off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation opportunities on public lands. The Needles Field office is requesting funding for Operations and Maintenance, Law Enforcement, Planning, and Education and is inviting public comments on its preliminary grant application.

The preliminary application will be available on the OHMVRD’s website at for review and comment from March 5 through April 1. The division’s website will provide detailed instructions for accessing the preliminary application and submitting comments. Note, comments must be submitted via email to both the OHMVRD and the Needles Field Office. Comments to the NFO should be submitted to David Roan, OHV Grant Administrator at

Copies of the grant application are available after March 5 at BLM’s Needles Field Office, as well as the BLM Desert District Office in Moreno Valley, and the state office in Sacramento. Information is also available on BLM’s website at

For more information, contact David Roan, Needles Outdoor Recreation Planner/OHV Grants Administrator at (760) 326-7033, or Mike Ahrens, Recreation Branch Supervisor at (760) 326-7031.


From The Associated Press:

Unemployed veterans are being recruited for more than three dozen short-term positions preparing Rhode Island beaches and parks for the season.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee says the state Department of Labor and Training is working with the RI Temps staffing agency in Warwick to recruit veterans.

The full-time work assignments moving beach sand, removing debris, picking up trash, installing snow fencing and raking campground sites are expected to run from early March to mid-April.

Work sites approved so far include Roger Wheeler State Beach, East Matunuck State Beach and the Charlestown Breachway in Narragansett; East Bay State Beach and Burlingame State Campground in Charlestown; and Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly.

The positions are financed through a federal disaster grant Rhode Island received following Superstorm Sandy.


From The Daily Review, Towanda:

From the Tuesday’s fire at the Alpine Meadows Campground in Stevens Township, which destroyed a camper and a mobile home and also damaged another camper, has been ruled accidental, the LeRaysville-Pike fire chief said.

“There’s nothing suspicious” about the cause of the fire, said John Keegan, chief of the LeRaysville-Pike Volunteer Fire Company.

The fire destroyed a camper in which Derek and Tiffany Brown and their two young children lived, he said.

Brown works in the gas industry, as does Gary Matthews of Ulysses, who was living in a separate camper that had some of its siding melted from the fire, he said.

“People can live in newer campers in cold weather,” the fire chief said.

In addition, a mobile home that is owned by Eva Gertenitch of Spring City was destroyed in the fire, the fire chief said. The mobile home was vacant at the time, as Gertenitch only used it in the summer, Keegan said.

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