2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: LaRock
Loudoun County State Park Property

Item 374 #10h

Item 374 #10h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Natural Resources
Department of Conservation and Recreation FY2021 $563,568 FY2022 $350,648 GF
FY2021 2.00 FY2022 2.00 FTE

Page 377, line 15, strike "$80,721,152" and insert "$81,284,720".
Page 377, line 15, strike "$80,587,983" and insert "$80,938,631".


(This amendment provides $563,568 and two positions the first year and $350,648 and two positions the second year to fund the oversight and operations of a new state park property in Loudoun County. The existing 600-acre property will be expanded by an additional 280 acres of land currently owned by Old Dominion Land Conservancy, with transfer scheduled to be complete as of January 31, 2020. 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.)