2019 Virginia Green Campground of the Year!
We have always been committed to providing great camping memories to our guests and part of that commitment is doing our part to ensure the Great Outdoors are green and healthy. In light of our continued efforts, we are proud to announce that we have been named Virginia’s Green Campground of the Year for 2019 by the Virginia Green Travel Alliance.
Virginia Green is a partnership between the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Tourism Corporation, and the Virginia Restaurant Lodging & Travel Association to encourage green practices in tourism throughout our commonwealth. Since 2007, over 1800 tourism operations have been recognized as Virginia Green Travel Partners.
This is the second time we have been recognized as Green Campground of the Year and we’re shedding a little light on the various things we do to keep our campground Green. Most aren’t very obvious at first look, but there are a lot of things happening on the campground to promote a healthy planet.
The most obvious green program on the campground is recycling. We have a large recycling bin, located just next to our trash receptacles, where paper, plastic, and glass can be deposited. We make it simple and easy for our guests to dispose of those items in an environmentally safe way.
Behind the scenes, we take recycling even further. The majority of all pool, patio, and deck furniture on the campground is made from 100% recycled composite plastic. For every Adirondack chair you see at the pool, on the deck of one of our Deluxe Cabins, or at a Patio RV site, 579 1-gallon plastic milk bottles were kept out of landfills. That’s over 32,000 bottles! And that doesn’t count the other chairs, loungers, tables, and benches we have as well. Even the rugs in our Deluxe Cabins are made from recycled plastic, but you wouldn’t know that to look at them.
Elsewhere on the campground, we use energy saving light bulbs and appliances wherever possible. In all our bathhouses, we use water saving faucets, toilets, and shower heads. Environmentally hazardous materials, like batteries and oil, are always disposed of in the most environmentally safe way.
Finally, we use electric golf cars for our most common tasks, such as escorting a camper to their site or delivering firewood, and heat our pool with fallen trees and dead wood collected from our 180 acre campground.
It is our honor to do our part to help the environment of our community, our state, and our planet. Thank you to all of our guests who helped make this award possible by following good recycling practices and to our staff who work tirelessly to ensure we stay on track with all of our green initiatives and programs. We couldn't have done it without you!