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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 06, 2009
Contact: Gary Waugh, DCR Public Relations Manager, (804) 786-5045, gary.waugh@dcr.virginia.gov

Public meeting on Kiptopeke State Park master plan to be held March 19

(CAPE CHARLES, VA) – A meeting to review proposed changes in the Kiptopeke State Park Master Plan, which directs proposed development over the next 20 years, will be held at Kiptopeke Elementary School in Cape Charles, Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m.

Planners from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will conduct the meeting. They will present proposed revisions to the park’s plan that highlight changes made to the state park since the master plan was originally adopted and seek input on future changes in the plan. Proposed additions include changes in the cabin complex design, additional staff housing, upgrades to campgrounds, improvements to the beach and boat launch areas and a redesigned park entrance to ensure a safe connection from the park to the Northampton Bike Trail.

A master plan is developed for each Virginia State Park and is reviewed every five years. The plan guides development of park facilities and programs for approximately 20 years. Amending a park master plan is a public process and public meetings are held when major changes are considered or new park properties are acquired.

Kiptopeke Elementary School is located at 24023 Fairview Road, Cape Charles, Virginia 23310. For more information, contact DCR Planner Bill Conkle at (804) 786-5492 or bill.conkle@dcr.virginia.gov.

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