2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: LaRock
Sweet Run State Park

Item 374 #3h

Item 374 #3h

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 451, line 38, strike "$72,102,316" and insert "$72,665,884".
Page 451, line 38, strike "$81,225,147" and insert "$81,575,795".

Page 454, after line 29, insert:

"S. Out of the amounts in this item, $563,568 the first year and $350,648 the second year for the establishment and operation of Sweet Run State Park in the County of Loudoun."


(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 Sweet Run 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 in early 2021. 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.)