Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spring Newsletter

AtRivers Edge RV Resort

Spring 2011 Newsletter

We will be focusing on spring cleanup the next few weeks and ask your cooperation in cleaning up your rented space, particularly RV and site appearance as well as clutter.  Off-site storage is available for those of you who have amassed more items than your space can accommodate.    Many of you are exceptionally neat and tidy all year long and we appreciate your high standards.  For those individuals needing motivation, the park staff will notify you before cleaning your site and charging you for the time and disposal expense incurred.  We will be making a walk through site review during early May to identify any problem areas and in this case, “no news is good news”!   Saturday, 30Apr11, is the date of the 1st annual garage sale.  You can register for a spot by signing the roster in the clubhouse.

Utilities:  Please do not flush wipes, sanitary napkins, cigarette butts, coffee grounds, grease, oil or other “unusual” items into the septic system via toilet, sink or sewer connection.  We continually monitor discharge quality and quantity.  Always turn off power breakers in electric box before plugging in and unplugging your power cords.   

Pets:  Thanks to everyone who takes such good care of their companion-cleaning up after him/her, curtailing rambunctious behavior and assuming responsibility for their actions.   For those of you who need to be reminded:  If you have not already registered your pet with the office, signed the pet agreement, & provided us with written documentation of current license and rabies certificates, you need to do so at this time.  We also remind you to keep your pet on a leash attached to you at all times when walking about park property and on the river bar.  Pets are not to be left unattended or tied up outside your unit.  Pet excrement/dung is to be immediately picked up, bagged and disposed of in the dumpster.  Pet stations are well marked and conveniently located throughout the property.

Trash & Recycling Reminder:  We ask that you review our garbage and recycling procedures.  CTR specifically restricts the dumpster for collection of household garbage ONLY.  CTR pickup is every Monday morning about 10 am.   Please do not leave bags of trash near or on top of the dumpster because they will be scattered. Recent sightings of random raccoons have been reported.  Minimizing our efforts to manage the garbage and recycling help control expenses. The recycling center helps keep our garbage costs down and we appreciate your cooperation utilizing the program and following the recycle instructions.  If you have any questions about what can be recycled through our center, ask park staff, as CTR makes periodic changes in their acceptance policies.  Disposal of TVs, Computers or Monitors is PROHIBITED! 

Speed Limits:  Our 10 MPH speed limit is maintained throughout the property.  We remind you to constantly monitor your speed and watch for pedestrians, so we do not have to get involved in regulating your behavior.

Occupants:  This is a privately owned and insured property.  All visitors must register at the office.  Our restroom and gate codes are for the exclusive use of our guests, so do not share the code we provide you with anyone else.  We have specific codes for day visitor use. 

Welcome Workampers:  This spring/summer the Outmans and Monforts are returning to help around the resort and in the office. We will happily introduce them to you as soon as they arrive.  Please join us in welcoming them to our small and extended community. 

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Thank you for your continued support and patronage!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Snow can be expected.

We have seen some pretty crazy weather this week but in many ways, this weather is quite normal for this time of the year.  What seemed actually strange were the unusually warm and dry weather days we had in January and the first half of February.  I remember several years of freezing weather in December, January and February months.  One year in January, our park did not receive garbage service for nearly 10 days because of ice on the road after six or so inches of snow.  This weather is unwelcome but necessary to keep our hills green and river water full.  As part of our responsibility to our guests at our campground, we must keep an eye on our faucets and pipes.  This wild swing in temperatures could lead to frozen pipes or worse, broken pipes.  This weather of wind, snow, and hail will continue through next week.  On the bright side, we expect some sunshine this weekend so, we encourage you to get out and go camping.

Rain is coming.

We have enjoyed nearly a month of calm quiet weather that is ending this week.  For those who are not familiar with Brookings weather, we get a lot of rain each year.  Our average rainfall is nearly 80 inches annually and in some years I have seem nearly 120 inches.  Since Brookings and Curry County is referred to as the "Banana Belt" of Oregon, our temperature are usually warmer in the winter months.  This means not much snow falls in the hills, so we need consistent moderate rain in order to have steady water during the late summer months.  So, for the next 10 days or so, we will return to normal rainfall and have to wear rain suits and boots to stay dry.  The Chetco River will rise in level and hopefully, we will not see flood conditions.  The plants, trees and flowers will recover and again bloom in the spring.  Our park exists on the banks of the Chetco so, we have love hate relationship with rain.  Too much and we worry.  Too little and we worry too. 

Spring Cleaning.

Spring cleaning is a hard job but we do it to make everything fresh.  This task is more than just sweeping dirt and leaves from the drives and RV pads.  We have to check all hose taps and replace.  It seems that the water, since it is so soft, has a great affect on the metal faucets and pipes.  The temperature also has some influence in that tiny holes can develop and during a hard freeze - boom.  You have some major leaks.  Spring cleaning also requires us to fix pot holes that developed during the past season.  Our park is at the end of a hilly entry that is influenced by winter rain run off.  If you let the pot holes go, the road could give way.  I do not think customers and guests would appreciate that.   Spring cleaning involves more than cleaning.  It also requires inspection and repairs, as needed.  We want our park to look nice for everyone who comes to stay or visit.  We also appreciate your comments on how we are doing because customers and guests are our best inspectors.

Where to camp in Brookings.

Visitors and old hands should know that the Chetco River is one of the most beautiful scenic water ways in southern Oregon.  In about 30 minutes, after leaving Brookings, you can head up the South or North Bank of the Chetco River and find a nice secluded spot right on the banks.  The gravel bar is fairly wide and large, which can accomodate tents or even RVs.  Here is a web site that has some very nice photos of the Chetco River, inviting any camper to stay awhile.

Initial posting

The purpose of this blog is to comment and keep our guests and curious campers updated with the latest happenings at our resort.  We are located on the Chetco River in beautiful southern Oregon not too far from the California border.  At the moment we are taking advantage of the early spring weather to clean, upgrade and revive our spaces for the upcoming season.  In April, we are scheduling a spring clean up to start our season off right.