Q. Why is the Navy building a new RV park?
A. The existing RV camping facility is not up to program standards 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.
Q. Where on Greenbury Point is the new RV Park going to be built?
A. The proposed site is at Possum Point, adjacent to the Mill Creek Marina and north of the new cottages on Greenbury Point. The RV park will not be located within the Surface Danger Zone or impact the existing access roads or walking trails.
Q. How long have you been planning the RV Park?
A. The proposed RV Park and associated facilities were outlined in the 2018 NSA Annapolis Installation Development Plan and associated 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.
Q. Does this mean that Greenbury Point is now open for development?
A. No, the Navy is not considering any development plans for Greenbury Point. We are using Navy property consistent with the installation Development plan and the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) to enhance our recreational facilities for MWR patrons.
Q. Did the Navy consider any other areas to build?
A. 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 on 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.
Q. Will the Navy be required to conduct an Environmental Assessment (EA) prior to building the RV Park?
A. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), Naval Support Activity (NSA) Annapolis is preparing a Categorical Exclusion for the proposed Recreational Vehicle (RV) park.
Q. Why is a full Environmental Assessment (EA) not required?
A. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), Naval Support Activity (NSA) Annapolis is preparing a Categorical Exclusion (CATEX) for the proposed recreational Vehicle (RV) park. A CATEX is being prepared due to the small-scale size (35 RV spaces) of the RV park and the fact that the surrounding area includes Mill Creek marina and the new cottages, which are compatible with recreational use. The proposed site was chosen because it would not result in significant impacts on environmental resources. Construction of the RV park will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local environmental regulations. NSA Annapolis is seeking input from the public through public notice and requests for comments.
Q. Is an RV park consistent with the management of Greenbury Point as outlined in the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP)?
A. 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.
Q. Will the RV Park be open to the public?
A. No, the park will only serve authorized patrons including active duty service members, DoD civilians, dependents, and retirees.
Q. How large is the RV Park?
A. Approximately 35 new concrete RV pads, 20' wide by 40' long, and a vehicle parking pad. The RV park will be approximately 2.5 acres.
Q. What are the operating hours of the RV Park?
A. RV Parks are utilized 24/7. Normal check-in would be with Recreation Lodging between 0800 and 1700. Late check-ins happen and are coordinated prior to arrival.
Q. What other amenities will the RV Park include?
A. The RV Park will include the following:
Q. When will the RV park construction begin?
• 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 the waterside for shade and stormwater best management practices • New access road
A. We expect Congressional Notification (approved/disapproved) in Nov/Dec. If approved, RFPs could be issued in Jan 2024. The project is a Design/Build so plans are not required prior to RFP. An actual construction start date is unknown at this time.
Q. Will the construction of the RV Park impact the Greenbury Point trail?
A. No, the RV Park will not impact existing nature trails or the Tower Access Roads.
Q. How is the project being funded?
A. The project will be funded in part by CNIC and NDW via re-capitalization with Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF). The Installation MWR will ultimately reimburse the CNIC/NDW via depreciation. The Navy Recreational Lodging Program (formerly Navy Getaways (NG)) is a Category C program that requires the program to be self-sufficient, like any other business.
Q. Will appropriated funds (taxpayer dollars) be used in the project?
Q. Where will the proceeds go?
A. Profits from the RV Park will remain in the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation fund to support our sailors locally and contribute to future re-capitalization projects.