While the US Army Corps of Engineers continues to study hydrilla and its effects on Kerr Lake, North
Carolina State Parks will become the first governmental agency to take action against hydrilla infested areas around the shoreline that borders some popular recreation areas. Spray treatments are
scheduled for next week.

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area leaders announced yesterday that the spraying of herbicides to help contain hydrilla
will take …

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BULLETIN: There’s a new survey of information about hydrilla and its growth in Kerr Lake. The field work was conducted last fall and the
report was just submitted by researchers at North Carolina State University to the US Army Corps of Engineers.

The photo above shows hydrilla recently photographed off a North Carolina State Recreation Area. Researchers …

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The only person talking about hydrilla is a Vance
County Cooperative Extension Agent and his message in summary is spray, spray, spray, but only pay to do it. So hydrilla management in the waters of North Carolina is lucrative only to the
handful of “approved” herbicide applicators who collect big dollars from the lake-front owners who are trying to keep the encroaching water weed from blocking their boating and

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Dear Kerr Lake residents and visitors,

As the summer fun season gets under way, I wanted to send a few reminders and updates.

If you have lake-front property, you may want to do some sampling to determine if hydrilla is present in your area.  Simply zip-tie together the heads of two garden rakes, tie on

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Making camping reservations online can be a snap or a snafu depending on what system your state uses. When the system owners merge, like in North
Carolina, that means some features and user friendliness may be lost.

What you need to know is that depending on which system your booking your campsite you might pay a one time transaction fee or you might pay a transaction fee as high as $3 per night which
on a 14-day stay can equal …

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Many of the 7 North Carolina State Recreation Areas on Kerr Lake are enjoying burgeoning attendance numbers, but not all those numbers are people
camping or having a picnic. State parks have always been a haven for man and animal…wait a minute…hold it…I’m grabbing the flashlight and headed outside….(few minutes later)…I’m

While I was writing this update, I had two, not just one, raccoons remove the heavy rocks off my Hibernia …
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The Occoneechee State Park Marina at Clarksville, VA has been open for several months and there are slips to be had for boaters who want to dock
for the night, the week or for all year.Park Manager Scott Shanklin says the marina is still brand new and many people do not yet know about it.

The marina is attached to the land that was known as CAMPGROUND B – Primitive. There were few objections to the location of the …

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We hope you have already had the
joy of getting out to a Kerr Lake Park this season. Everything is nice and green and the water already feels great!  Memorial Day has come and gone but we have a lot of news and views
coming your way very shortly. So it’s time for a pause, a picnic, some camping or boat ramping.

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SCOTTSBURG – Since an EF-2 tornado struck Staunton River State Park on April 16 of
this year, the park’s trails have remained closed to the public. Recently, a section of trail that leads from the campground to a popular fishing spot has reopened, thanks to the efforts of a
Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps crew.


It took just minutes for this powerful …

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SCOTTSBURG July 13 2011 – At a brief ceremony in the park’s office, Staunton River State Park Manager Joshua R. Ellington
was presented a copy of a Senate Joint Resolution commending him for his actions when an April 16 tornado hit the park. The resolution was presented by Senator William M. Stanley Jr.,
19th District – Glade Hill. Stanley introduced the resolution passed by both …

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