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Park Service names concessioner for Seven Bays, Keller

As part of the bill approved by the Legislature in 2006,  the state proposed drawing down Lake Roosevelt, behind Grand Coulee Dam, by as much as 132,500 acre-feet. An acre-foot is the amount of water needed to cover 1 acre to a depth of 1 foot, or about 325,850 gallons.  (File / The Spokesman-Review)
As part of the bill approved by the Legislature in 2006, the state proposed drawing down Lake Roosevelt, behind Grand Coulee Dam, by as much as 132,500 acre-feet. An acre-foot is the amount of water needed to cover 1 acre to a depth of 1 foot, or about 325,850 gallons. (File / The Spokesman-Review)

BOATING — A 15-year concession contract has been awarded to Dakota Columbia Rentals, LLC for the operations of a full service marina, including houseboat and other boat rentals, moorage, retail/grocery, marine fuel and oil sales, pump-out services, and related services at the Keller Ferry and Seven Bays Marinas and also to operate the Keller Ferry campground within Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.

Says the National Park Service media release issued today:

Concessioners fill a vital role in helping the National Park Service (NPS) carry out its mission. Private companies are drawn to working with NPS in order to offer services to park visitors, which are not provided directly by the government. Concessioners specialize in these operations and are thus able to provide quality services at reasonable prices. By welcoming the private sector as a partner in park operations, the National Park Service broadens the economic base of the region and communities surrounding the parks.

As required by the 1998 Concessions Management Improvement Act, the NPS solicited for proposals, for the commercial services provided at Keller Ferry and Seven Bays Marinas within Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. Guidelines used to evaluate proposals can be found online at www.nps.gov/commercialservices.




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