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Award presented to park owners at the 2019 Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo
Contact-person David Basler, ARVC
Photos by Miriam Raftery
November 22, 2019 (Santee) -- The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) has named Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve, located in Santee, California, its Plan-It-Green Park of the Year at the 2019 Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE), held November 4-7 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
“The parks that receive the Plan-It-Green Park of the Year Award are at the pinnacle of the industry when it comes to parks that are environmentally-responsible,” says Paul Bambei, president and CEO of ARVC. “These parks are not only wonderful destinations with fantastic amenities, but more importantly the owners and staff are focused on creating experiences that are sustainable for generations to come.”
The ARVC Plan-It-Green Park of the Year Award honors parks in two categories—Small/Medium and Large/Mega—that show leadership, innovation and commitment to running an environmentally friendly park. 
Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve won this award in the Large/Mega Category for being an outstanding park committed to sustainability on every level. From conservation of lakes and trees on the property to the use of recycled material used in cabins, their concern for the environment is certainly planning for the future of their customer.
OHCE is a four-day event held annually by ARVC. This year’s event in Knoxville, Tennessee included more than 40 educational seminars, a trade show with more than 140 vendors, Takeaway Tours of local campgrounds, ARVC’s Awards of Excellence dinner and ARVC Foundation auction.
For more information about ARVC, visit their website at

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 My neighbors truck and trailer were gone for a week. I know he has off road vehicles and goes to the desert.. Winter is the desert season so I thought he went to Superstition or Glamis. Nope, he went to Santee lakes. It's a staycation, he saved hundreds of dollars on fuel and supplies.