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Date: March 30, 2009

Public meeting on Hungry Mother State Park master plan to be held April 13

(MARION, VA) ? A meeting to review proposed changes in the Hungry Mother State Park Master Plan, which directs proposed development over the next 20 years, will be held at Hemlock Haven Conference Center in Marion, Monday, April 13, 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 highlights all construction and additions to the park during the past five years, as well as projects not yet complete and future projects. The revised plan will incorporate all existing and planned facilities for the newly acquired Camp Burson property, which is now a part of Hungry Mother.

Proposed additions to the park include upgrades to cabin interiors, improvements to environmental education facilities, renovation of beach complex buildings and meeting areas, and construction of additional family lodges.

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.

Hemlock Haven is within Hungry Mother State Park at 2854 Park Boulevard, Marion, VA 24354. For more information, contact DCR Planner Bill Conkle at (804) 786-5492 or

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