Virginia's Budget Crisis to Impact State Parks
Virginia’s budget crisis is going to have an impact on five state parks.
Gov. Bob McDonnell’s budget cut proposal would close Kelvin national area near Fredericksburg, three state parks, Mason Neck, Fairfax; False Cape, Virginia Beach; and Twin Lakes, Prince Edward, as well as the Staunton River Battlefield Park in Hallifax and Charlotte counties. Gary Waugh at the Department of Conservation and Recreation said the decision to close Kelvin Natural Area, home to bald eagles, was based on attendance figures. The parks will close July the first if the proposal’s approved, saving the state about a half million dollars a year.
John Ogle, WCVE News