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Steve Pagano To Discuss Gorges State Park At The Library

 

December 25, 2017



Gorges State Park Superintendent Steve Pagano will present “Gorges State Park — A Work in Progress — Past, Present & Future” at the Discover Natural Transylvania program in the Transylvania County Library Rogow Room on Thursday, Jan. 4, at 6:30 p.m.

Pagano will highlight the transformation of the former Duke Power property into Gorges State Park, North Carolina’s Crown Jewel. He has served as park superintendent since the park was created in 1999. This is a great opportunity to learn about Gorges State Park from the man who has been involved from the beginning.

Pagano holds an A.A.S. degree in forestry/outdoor recreation from Paul Smith’s College in New York and a B.S. degree in parks and recreation management from Slippery Rock University in Penn-sylvania. He has worked for the North Carolina State Parks since 1990, starting as a ranger at Falls Lake State Recreation Area in the Raleigh/ Durham area. He is the current chairperson of the Foothills Trail Conference and serves on the Transylvania County Natural Resources Council.

Pagano and his wife, Renee, live in Rosman just outside the park. Steve and Renee have four children and four grandchildren. They enjoy traveling and camping and are looking forward to retiring in April 2018.

Upcoming Discover Natural Transylvania programs include Hiking with your dog in February, learning about wilderness areas in March and paddling the French Broad River trail in April.

These free programs are supported by the Friends of the Library. Light refreshments are provided. For additional information, contact Marcy at (828) 884-1820 or marcy.thompson@transylvaniacounty.org.

 
 

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