The Transylvania Times -

By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

State Park Director Visits Gorges - Brevard NC

 

Mike Murphy (center), the director of North Carolina State Parks, met with Gorges State Park officials last week. (Times photo by Park Baker)

Mike Murphy, director of North Carolina State Parks, met with Gorges State Park rangers and the park's advisory committee last week, announcing that the state park division has been moved under a new umbrella, the Department of Cultural and Natural Resources (DCNR).

Other departments under the newly created DCNR are the N.C. State Zoo, the Clean Water Trust Fund and all Natural Heritage programs.

"The mission of state parks will not change, however," said Murphy. "We are going to continue on with that despite dwindling funding."

Pre-recession (2008) funding levels saw about $40 million...



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