b'EDITORS NOTES BY BEN QUIGGLENatural Disasters are the Big Story of 2021Aside from the continued COVID crisis, 2021 has been a rough year because of natural disasters as well.California and other portions of the western U.S. have been dealing with wildfires for most of the year. Fueled by drought, high heat and winds, unfortunately, at the time this issue went to the printer in early September it didnt seem that the wildfires were going to slow down any-time soon.The Caldor and Dixie Fires have burned hundreds of thousands of acres and destroyed thousands of structuresimpacting the lives of millions of people.Dyana Kelley, president and CEO of the CampCalNOW RV Park and Campground Alliance, noted that her association is working hard to keep up to date on California campgrounds that are being impacted by fires, smoke and evacuations.Still, the biggest question that remains is whether burned out landscapes will have an impact on future tourism.I think thats a really good question and one that is going to remain to be seen for a little while, she told Woodalls Campground Magazine. Why would people want to go out and go to the mountains? Because theres a lush forest and the redwoods and they can sit among the trees. If none of that is there, why would they go? Some of these areas are not going to rebuild in my lifetime, for sure. It will take decades to get some of these places back. (You can read more about the work she is doing with CampCalNOW on page 4.) Not only have wildfires stolen headlines, but hurricanes and flooding have also impacted park owners out east. Devastating flooding in Tennessee and North Carolina have left a number of campgrounds wondering if they can reopen.Hurricane Ida, which hit Louisiana in late August, left millions without power and caused severe damage in a number of cities. As this issue went to print, Lisa Thibodaux, executive director of the Louisiana RV Parks & Campgrounds Association (LARVC), was still trying to contact park owners in areas that were directly impacted. It will no doubt take months or even years for some of these areas to recover. (You can read more on page 3.) Fortunately, the outdoor hospitality industry has always been there to support park own-ers in times of need. The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) Foundation is currently raising money to help support park ownersARVC members or notwho have been impacted by any type of disaster.This is a great way to support park owners in need across North America.To donate to the foundation, head to www.arvc.org/ARVC-Foundation-Donate. WCM has seen stories of park owners taking in evacuees, helping fellow park owners out and supporting their communities. These types of stories are heart-warming and truly showcase the ways in which members of this industry work to support each other.We can only hope that 2022which is rapidly approachingwill be a calmer year on the natural disaster front.Stay safe! WCMwww.woodallscm.com GG M E D I AVol. 52 No. 10 Oct. 2021 &GROUP LLCContact Information: EditorialSherman Goldenberg, PublisherRick Kessler, Managing Editor sgoldenberg@rvbusiness.comrkessler@rvbusiness.com Office: (574) 457-3370(734) 777-6830 Mobile: (574) 457-6637 Fax: (574) 457-8295Gary Gerard, Editorial Director ggerard@rvbusiness.com Ben Quiggle, Editor(574) 528-1275 bquiggle@rvbusiness.com Mobile: (574) 306-7781Jeff Crider, Senior Editor campinginfosource@gmail.com (760) 469-5905 Advertising:Ally Kollat, AccountWendy Thorne, Account Executive, National Ad SalesExecutive, National Ad Sales akollat@g-gmediagroup.comwthorne@g-gmediagroup.com Office: (574) 266-7980Office (574) 266-7980Art Direction:Trina Nissley, Art Director tnissley@rvbusiness.comAll general correspondence, circulation and display and classified salesinquiries may be directed to the following: Woodalls Campground Magazine, C/O G&G Media Group LLC, 2901 E. Bristol St., Ste. B, Elkhart, IN 46514. Fax: (574) 266-7984Owners, managers or marketing directors of privately held U.S. campgrounds may receive a free subscription upon request to Woodalls CampgroundMagazineone free subscription per campground. Others may purchasesubscriptions at these rates: $24.95 per year U.S. or $35.95 per year in Canada. Contact Woodalls Campground Magazine, C/O G&G Media Group LLC, 2901E. Bristol St., Ste. B, Elkhart, IN 46514. Email: rvbusiness@rvbusiness.comWoodalls Campground Magazine is published monthly by G&G Media Group LLC at the above address. 2 October 2021Woodalls Campground Magazine'