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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013

CONTACT: Brian Haines, public information officer
N.C. Forest Service
919-218-9728
David Brown, supervisor
DuPont State Recreational Forest
828-877-6527

N.C. Forest Service to give update on upcoming projects
at DuPont State Recreational Forest on Wednesday

WHO/WHAT: David Brown, supervisor of DuPont State Recreational Forest, and other N.C. Forest Service staff will hold a press conference to provide details about multiple improvement projects at the forest. The event will include a tour of areas where projects will affect visitors.
WHEN/WHERE:

Wednesday, April 17, 10 a.m.
Hooker Falls Access Area
DuPont State Recreational Forest

WHY:

There’s a lot happening at DuPont State Recreational Forest. Projects include a new parking area at the Hooker Falls Access to help accommodate more visitors. The new parking area will be located adjacent to the existing parking lot and will accommodate an estimated 60 vehicles.

In addition, construction of a multi-use recreational bridge near Hooker Falls is beginning. The Hooker Falls Access and trail will be closed for at least two months, and Hooker Falls will not be accessible to the public during construction. Moore Cemetery and Triple Falls also will not be accessible from the Hooker Falls parking lot during this time. The new bridge and parking area will improve safety by allowing visitors to reach Triple Falls without crossing the highway bridge.

The forest is also working on a new visitor’s center at the High Falls Access Area. The visitor’s center will focus on the many aspects of DuPont State Recreational Forest, including the history of the forest, recreation and forest management.

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NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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