2021 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Petersen
Assess Feasibility of State Park at Rapidan Wildlife Mgmt. (language only)

Item 383 #1s

Item 383 #1s

Natural Resources
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries


Page 462, following line 22, insert:

“F. The Directors of the Departments of Wildlife Resources and Conservation and Recreation shall assess the feasibility of developing the Rapidan Wildlife Management Area into a State Park and provide a copy of its assessment to the Chairs of the House Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Finance and Appropriations no later than November 1, 2021. This assessment shall include, but not be limited to, the impact on wildlife currently within the management area; any restrictions of deeds, easements, covenants or grant funding used in the initial acquisition of the wildlife management area; capital costs for developing recreational access and overnight accommodations; ongoing operational costs of the proposed facility; and an anticipated timeline for phased access to public recreational facilities within the existing master planning process.”


(This amendment requires the DWR and DCR assess the feasibility of converting the existing Rapidan Wildlife Management Area into a State Park.)