In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), Naval Support Activity (NSA) Annapolis is preparing a Categorical Exclusion for a proposed Recreational Vehicle (RV) park located on Greenbury Point on the North Severn portion of NSA Annapolis. NSA Annapolis welcomes input from the public about this project.
The existing RV camping facility is not up to program standard and does not meet the power and size requirements of modern RVs. In addition, the existing RV camping facility is not Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) compliant. The proposed RV park will expand the current RV camping program by offering a modern facility that meets the program standard and promotes quality of life programs. The existing RV camping facility will continue to be used for RVs that do not require these modern facility features.
Two site locations (Located near the Nature Center and on Possum Point) were evaluated for the RV park. The site located near the Nature Center was not selected due to potential impacts to cultural resources, wetlands & a natural meadow site, endangered plant species, and an area of milkweed plant that the Monarch butterfly utilizes. The Possum Point site does not result in impacts to these resources. In addition, in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 as amended, the Navy submitted a Section 106 consultation to the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) for the Possum Point site. The MHT concurred with the no adverse effects determination.
NSA Annapolis has developed and implemented an Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP). One of the stated goals of the INRMP is to provide outdoor recreational opportunities for station personnel, their dependents and guests within the constraints of the installation mission and capability of the natural resources. The INRMP further defines recreational opportunities to be consumptive or non-consumptive outdoor recreation. Non-consumptive outdoor recreation includes, but is not limited to, camping. An example of camping facilities located at NSA Annapolis includes primitive and RV campsites.
This proposed RV Park and associated facilities was outlined in the NSA Annapolis Installation Development Plan and in the Greenbury Point Area Development Plan. The RV Park assists in the goal of increasing the availability of morale, welfare, and recreational opportunities in the area.
The RV park will include the following:
· Approximately 35 new concrete RV pads, 20' wide by 40' long and a vehicle parking pad
· Each RV site will be equipped with a utility pad that includes a sanitary sewer connection/pump-out and associated containment
· Electrical service and potable water connections will be at all sites
· A Comfort Station that has a laundromat, family style unisex restrooms (water closet, shower, and lavatory), a covered area with vending machines, and a dumpster
· Four RV sites will be ABA-compliant and located in proximity to the Comfort Station
· Pull-throughs to accommodate large RVs
· WIFI capability
· Tree plantings on water side for shade and stormwater best management practices
· New access road
Figure 1: Overall Site Location Map for the Existing RV Camping Facility and the Proposed RV Park on Possum Point
Figure 2: Proposed RV Park Approximate Site Area
How to Provide Comments:
►Complete the comment form; return by mail (pre-addressed); or
►Email comments to NAVFACWashNEPA1@navy.mil
►Comments must be postmarked by JUN 19, 2023
RV Park public notice
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR Parts 1500–1508), the Department of the Navy gives notice that Naval Support Activity (NSA) Annapolis is proposing to construct an RV park located on Greenbury Point. The Navy is considering construction of an RV park that encompasses 35 new RV pads that have an attached pad to allow for vehicle parking. A Comfort Station that has a laundromat, family style unisex restrooms (water closet, shower, and lavatory), a covered area with vending machines, and a dumpster would be included. Project information relating to the RV park is available for review at the following website: https://ndw.cnic.navy.mil/proposed-rv-park-at-greenbury-point
RV PARK COMMENT CARDS 2023
Comments on the RV park may be made no later than June 19, 2023, to Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, Public Works Department – Environmental Division, 181 Wainwright Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21402; or by email to NAVFACWashNEPA1@navy.mil.