2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: LaRock
New Loudoun County State Park

Item 363 #5h

Item 363 #5h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Natural Resources
Department of Conservation and Recreation FY2019 $462,986 FY2020 $260,886 GF
FY2019 2.00 FY2020 2.00 FTE

Page 401, line 16, strike "$63,895,919" and insert "$64,358,905".
Page 401, line 16, strike "$67,793,291" and insert "$68,054,177".

Page 403, after line 5, insert:

"K. Included in the amounts for this item is $462,986 and two positions the first year and $260,886 and two positions the second year from the general fund for the Department of Conservation and Recreation to support limited operations of the new state park in Loudoun County."


(This amendment provides $462,986 and two positions the first year and $260,886 and two positions the second year to fund the oversight and operations of a new state park property in Loudoun County. An additional 280 acres of land (the Leggett Foundation Property, including a small modern residence, a picnic shelter, an education center and the Demory-Wortman historic house) has been purchased by Loudoun County. The property is proposed to be donated to the Commonwealth in 2019. With this addition, DCR can immediately open the site and expand the opportunities for public recreation, environmental education and resource management. There is strong interest from the community, existing users of the site, local government and legislators in making the state park in Loudoun County more available to the public.

The request for year one and two includes wages for two full time employees -- an Assistant Park Manager -- Law Enforcement, and a Park Ranger -- Maintenance. Both years also include funding for routine operations of the park including utilities, wage staff, supplies and materials, resource management projects, environmental education programs and equipment, grounds and facility maintenance. Year 1 also includes one-time, start-up expenses for items such as mowers, tractors, vehicles, picnic tables and trash cans. The Assistant Park Manager will provide oversight, develop community relations, maintain and expand the volunteer program, conduct resource management projects, provide protection and enforcement of regulations and promote passive recreation. The Park Ranger will provide maintenance of the grounds, equipment and facilities.)