Local group forms to oppose proposed campground in Plattekill

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PLATTEKILL – A local group has formed in Plattekill to fight the owners of 103 acres of woodlands in the town who want to develop 30 houses.

Donna Connell of the Huckleberry Preservation Group said it is hoping to convince the town planning board to reject the plan that they are applying for as a campground.

“They are asking for 30 campsites or 30 cabins or 30 RVs; it’s not clear what they are asking for,” she said. “But it’s a small town that with increased traffic having 30 campgrounds, it’s a possibility of 120 people-plus.”

The group is also concerned about the potential of forest fires, destruction of the natural beauty and “desecration of Native American land.”

The proposal will be on the planning board’s agenda on Tuesday evening at Plattekill Town Hall.