Independence Day Weekend
Celebration at Satterwhite Point SRA on Kerr Lake Starts at 2PM Saturday


Vance County Department of Tourism will hold the annual Independence Day Weekend Celebration at Satterwhite Point State Recreation Area on Saturday, July 6, 2013. There will be food vendors,
fireworks, entertainment by The Seaside Band and ranger programs for children.

The ranger programs will be held near the playground …

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by Gary Waugh, Public Relations Manager, Virginia Department of Commerce & Recreation

Visitors ranked Staunton River State Park the best Virginia State Park for overall customer satisfaction, according to results from Virginia State Parks’ Your Comments Count surveys. The park recently received a certificate recognizing their
accomplishment …

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KERR LAKE PARK WATCHhas developed this list in cooperation with many of its members, citizens and staff and is providing this list as requested by state parks Operations Manager
Mike Lambert and North District Superintendent Dave Cook. This …

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POSITION
STATEMENT by KERR LAKE PARK WATCH

ON THE SUBJECT OF THE CONTINUING SPREAD OF HYDRILLA, A
NOXIOUS AQUATIC WEED

FOR THE PUBLIC COMMENT AND RECORD OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL
ASSESSMENT AS REQUESTED BY

THE U. S. ARMY …

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Following of one of the biggest camping weekends in
America, Kerr Lake Park Watch goes on record against changing the Virginia State Parks reservation system for booking campsites that are site specific. Being studied right now by DCR, the change
to the reservation system could impact Occoneechee State Park and Staunton River State Park on Kerr Lake.

Emailed …

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We are reviewing comments here on the blog, on Facebook and from emails to put the finishing touches on our position on HYDRILLA
for the Environmental Assessment and its permanent record for the US Army Corps of Engineers. Public comment can be made through Friday, May
31, 2013.

You can respond below in the comments section or email us at info@kerrlakeparkwatch.org.
WE WANT YOUR INPUT & FEEDBACK:

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It’s very simple. You have ten days to make your voice heard on the issue of Hydrilla in Kerr Lake in response to the US Army Corps of
Engineers’ Environmental Assessment. If you do not respond, things are likely to stay the same which means the continued spread of Hydrilla in Kerr Lake.

The position ofKerr Lake Park Watch is simple. The lake belongs outright to the US Army Corps of Engineers, period. The Corps has been slow to acknowledge hydrilla’s
existence …

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Although the weekend looks wet, the Kerr Lake level is going down. The guide curve was modified several years ago to keep young virgin
Cyprus trees in Eastern North Carolina from drowning every year.

The water release downstream has been and is impressive in the last week. Who knows?

If you are boating be sure to remember that going near shore can be dangerous, especially near parks and public areas as fireplaces, picnic …

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Rising water levels over the past few days have more and more Kerr Lake waterfront campsites and public areas disappearing.  Torrential rains have dumped a tremendous amount of water into the
watershed.  The drought, for now, is over.

Click on the link to see the latest photos:  www.facebook.com/KerrLakeParkWatch
If you have camping reservations at Kerr Lake or picnic plans you may want to confirm them as the lake’s water level continues to rise.

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Just a short time until the first “big show” at Kerr Lake State Recreation Area campgrounds; it’s called
Memorial Day. The campers will be ready, but will the parks?

Taken within the last few days, these photos show a Nutbush State Recreation Area with “defined” campsites that are not so easy to define.These sites are supposed to be filled with small gravel and
be open. Kerr Lake Park Watch is visiting a number of parks around the lake and we want …

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