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WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO AT KERR LAKE

It could be a kid gnawing on a chicken leg in the edge of the water, a senior citizen walking briskly through one of the parks on Kerr Lake, or it could be someone lazily floating just off the shore of one of the lake’s many public areas.

It could be that special and magical fishing moment.
People ask us a lot, especially lately, why KERR LAKE PARK WATCH works so hard as a volunteer group on Kerr Lake issues like water levels and flow, or maybe the highly controversial coal ash spill.

We say a picture is worth a thousand words.




Look at this Kerr Lake beauty!  This 135 lb. Blue Catfish was caught and released yesterday (March 21) in Kerr Lake.  This fish was just 8 lb. shy of a new world record.

Another good reason, Kerr Lake Park Watch is in the business of Kerr Lake!

Posted in: KLPW - Environmental, KLPW - WATER RELATED

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NEW LESSEE FOR STEELE CREEK TO BE NAMED SOON – DOA GETS SMACK FOR LOUSY COMMUNICATIONS WITH PUBLIC

“We had a good and purposeful meeting today between state senators and representatives with the NC Department of Administration (DOA) on sorting out the issues to get a new lease in place for the Steele Creek Marina at Townsville,” said State Senator Chad Barefoot who let DOA and others quickly know that he was there to represent KLPW and many more constituency groups and interested citizens.
While the legislators believe that DOA and the State Property Office  are working in the best interests of the docking and boating public, they did admonish the agencies for poor and sometimes non-existent communications with constituency groups like KLPW and concerned citizens .  DOA promised better communications immediately.
Details are forthcoming on KLPW’s blog and Facebook page when a final agreement is hammered out and a new lessee is named.
Groups like KLPW, RRBA and The Vance County Tourism Authority want to see things like expanded services and automated fueling.

Posted in: KLPW - Boating and Related Improvements, KLPW - N C State Recreation Areas, KLPW - Similar Circumstances/Situations at other Locations

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