Friends of the Santa Fe River have sent the following information regarding a proposal to build a 400-site RV park on 75t acres adjacent to wetlands immediately feeding the Santa Fe River. The Santa Fe is, of course, already impaired, and more polluted run-off from this concentrated development will harm it even more.
This type of campground has no place on environmentally sensitive lands. Let them go away from wetlands on high ground for this, ideally near an interstate highway for easy access.
Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life: once taken, it cannot be brought back-
Protect our Swamp and Lakes and Wetlands
Stop the 400 Site RV Park
- Tom’s High on the Hog Real Pit BBQ, Inc. has filed an appeal
for a zoning exemption of approximately 75 acres needed to
build a 400 site RV Park near the corner of SR 100 and CR 21B,
next to Tom’s BBQ.
- With 400 units (let’s say two people per RV minimum) 800
people will be added to an area with an already stressed
swamp, lakes and infrastructure.
- Run off from the RV park will most likely end up in the Swamp
and raw sewage will be pumped for almost 3 miles into Clay
County, past Silver and Paradise Lakes and the neighborhoods
there. This could be the real “Keystone Pipeline”!
- The entrance will be on CR 21B, this mean that many RVs and
additional Vehicles will be traveling on a small 2 lane road on a
- The Tom’s people point to the Williston Crossings RV Resort as a
shining example of what this park will be like. Williston may be
a very nice park; however, the park in Williston has sites spread
over 135 acres and are not located near an environmentally
sensitive area. A big difference!
- Please help protect our Swamp and Lakes!
Date: July 20 Thursday
Time: 6:30 (come early! it will be crowded)
Location: Governor Charley E Johns Center, 1610 N Temple Ave. (just north of Courthouse on east side of 301 Starke)