Thursday, August 18, 2005

Hurricane damage may cause scale down of Alabama state park

Two hurricanes within a year have put the future of the new Navarre Beach State Park in limbo.

State park officials may eliminate its popular, year-old campground and no decision yet has been made on whether to repair or replace a storm-damaged fishing pier in the wake of Hurricane Ivan last September and Hurricane Dennis on July 10.

That's not what officials in Santa Rosa County, which donated 130 acres for the park, want to hear.

"If they're going to scale it back to the point where it doesn't even resemble a park anymore, then just give it back to us," said County Board Chairman Gordon Goodin. Full Story...





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