A unique partnership joins a foundation in the Ozarks with the recreational facilities offered by the U-S Army Corps of Engineers. The Ozarks Rivers Heritage Foundation was formed two years ago. The foundation operates Corps facilities around Table Rock Lake, including the newly-opened Dewey Short Visitor Center. Board president Chip Mason says the foundation’s work goes beyond the gleaming new building overlooking the lake. He says the foundation’s board members and 18 volunteers hope their projects create a better experience for users of all Corps facilities…
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The foundation and the Corps are now working jointly to update Table Rock Lake campgrounds with water service to all sites, and 50 amp electric service to better accommodate newer motor homes. Mason says the partnership with the Corps of Engineers is a unique model, but also has the ability to move to other areas in the future, such as Beave rLake in northwest Arkansas. The foundation’s efforts are financed through the sale of products such as those offered at the Discovery Shop at the Dewey Short Visitor Center, as well as fees and donations. For more information on the Ozarks Rivers Heritage Foundation, click on the links below.
A not-for-profit foundation and the U-S Army Corps of Engineers have a unique partnership which benefits those who use the recreational properties owned by the Corps. The Ozarks Rivers Heritage Foundation operates the facilities around Table Rock Lake, and works to ensure that those facilities continue to meet the needs and desires of those who use them. Board president Chip Mason says beyond operating the new Dewey Short Visitor Center, the foundation has taken on many other projects, including upgrades of water and electrical service at Corps campgrounds to accommodate newer motor homes, and the addition of WiFi service. Mason says the foundation will continue to look at projects to enhance Corps facilities through a partnership which can serve as a national model…
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The Ozarks Rivers Heritage Foundation was formed in 2010 to provide support for the Corps by taking on projects to benefit the public. The foundation operates Corps parks around Table Rock Lake, including Moonshine Beach, Indian Point and Cape Fair. To learn more about the Ozarks Rivers Heritage Foundation, click on the links below.