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Next month the public is invited to attend a meeting at Hemlock Haven in Virginia’s Hungry Mother State Park to hear a five-year update of the park’s master plan, the Smyth County News & Messenger reported.

A master plan is something all the parks do as required by state law, said Nate Clark, park manager at Hungry Mother, noting that the five-year review offers an opportunity to update the document. “We look at what’s been completed and what’s needed.” Focus includes capital projects such as improving the boat ramp, renovating the cabins and continuing development of the Walker Mountain Overlook.

A master plan covers the size, types and locations of facilities and infrastructure in the park as well as special features and resources, outlines phased development projects and costs for operations, and includes maintenance and staffing.

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