Topics Related to North Carolina State Parks

The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation and The Conservation Fund will host a ribbon-cutting event Friday, Oct. 27 at 10:30 a.m. to mark the addition of land acreage to Bakers Lake State Natural Area.

Bryan Wilder has been promoted to park superintendent at Elk Knob State Park in Watauga County, the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation announced. Wilder succeeds Tracy Minton, who transferred to New River State Park earlier this year.

M. Scott Avis, the superintendent at Lake Norman State Park, has been named the new south district superintendent of North Carolina State Parks, according to the Division of Parks and Recreation. Avis succeeds Jay Greenwood, who retired in March after 27 years with the division.

The North Carolina Land and Water Fund Board of Trustees met Sept. 19 and 20 to consider grant applications and make awards for projects that will protect North Carolina’s land and water from the mountains to the coast.

A state park in the migratory path of the monarch butterfly will host a festival to raise awareness about the declining population of this colorful creature.

The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation is seeking public input on the Pisgah View State Park Master Plan.

The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation recently awarded $3,025,636 in grants for 13 land acquisition projects through the Complete the Trails Program Fund.

The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation announced that Keith Nealson, who has been with state parks for 25 years, has been named a superintendent at Kerr Lake State Recreation Area.

Brian Strong, a 23-year veteran of the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, has been named director of the division by the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) funding meeting