HAPPY NEW YEAR! LET THE VOLUNTEERS COME!
Larry Matthews is a dedicated camper and has been camping at Kerr Lake most of his life. He is also one of the strong supporters of KLPW and what park logistics that are unfamiliar to him, he makes up with good common sense. Mr. Matthews wrote this item as a comment. We felt that the KLPW members and readers deserved to see this most excellent idea directly on the blog.
“Did you see that Crowders Mountain park was named NC Park of the year? (http://www.wral.com/crowders-mountain-named-nc-park-of-the-year/13256185/) I found it very interesting that one of the key factors that led to Crowders Mountain park receiving the recognition was “regular volunteer work days”. Once again I’ll beat this seemingly dead horse, volunteer work days at the NC parks on Kerr Lake would help the low budgeted and understaffed park management team to do a lot of good around the lake.
NC PARKS NORTH REGION AND KERR LAKE PARK MANAGEMENT TEAM, IF YOU ARE LISTENING…..you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Simply reach out to your peers down at Crowder Mountain and use their volunteer plan as the basis for a similar plan for parks on Kerr Lake. With effective planning and communications to Kerr Lake campers, volunteer days would be a big success.”
The rest of the leadership of Kerr Lake Park Watch agrees with Mr. Matthews. N C STATE PARKS, VIRGINIA STATE PARKS and the U S ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS need to quickly review a composite of working parks volunteer programs and institute volunteer efforts. Then enact a volunteer effort and see what happens.
And just in case any of you PARK MANAGERS encounter any bureaucratic stumbling blocks from other government agencies, please inform us so that we can take citizen complaint and/or legal action and publicly identify those impeding agencies and personnel to remove the bureaucracy and achieve worthy public goals.