Vista Recreation's Douglas Headwater Campground and Watauga Dam Campground were both recognized by the Tennessee Valley Authority for their exceptional implementation of the Camp-Right program and dedication to preserving and enhancing the natural resources of the Tennessee Valley.
The company’s Douglas Headwater Campground believes in taking environmentally responsible actions through its use of solar power, automatic timers to conserve energy, dark sky lighting fixtures to reduce light pollution, and low-flow showerheads. Not only are these efforts environmentally friendly and important to visitors, but the staff is also in full support of the initiatives. This includes Rick Odle, the site manager who said, “we proudly fly our Camp-Right flag. It reflects our campground’s belief in resource and environmental conservation.”
Meanwhile, the Watauga Dam Campground has focused on educating campers of all ages about “the importance of natural resource protection and wildlife management practices,” according to manager Sandy Martin. A particular emphasis is placed on keeping trees safe from pests and disease through the proper use of local or certified firewood.
The actions of the Douglas Headwater and Watauga Dam Campgrounds are emblematic of Vista’s commitment to preserving the environment and promoting conservation efforts, as well as CVF’s continued goal of encouraging ESG practices and investments throughout its portfolio.