Sunday, July 10, 2005

RVers watch over Alaska schools, deter vandals

The program, now in its fourth year, matches selected campers to schools for the summer to help deter vandalism and other mischief. In return, the campers get free sewage disposal, electrical and water hookups, and more privacy than they would likely find at an RV park.

Some 50 schools or district buildings currently have camper hosts, according to Mark Mew, the district's director of emergency preparedness and support services.
Some of the people are from the Lower 48, here to take in the sights or visit family, he said. Others are seasonal construction workers or tour bus operators. All of them have agreed to stay at least a few weeks at their location. Many stay for the whole summer, he said. Full Story...

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