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                       Welcome to Director Dwayne Patterson!

Join us to learn about NC State Parks, particularly Gorges State Park, at the Transylvania County Library! 


The Friends of Gorges are proud to welcome the Director of the NC Division of Parks and Recreation, Dwayne Patterson (pictured at left) on August 12 in the Rogow Room of the Transylvania County Library! His presentation will include updates on the NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund or PARTF, the multi-million dollar Gorges State Park Family Campground, the entire state parks division and a discussion on how the division can and does support GSP. He is also expected to provide his vision specifically for GSP and on serving the community with programming.

The director will have a full day in Transylvania County including a visit to GSP and a tour of the all new Gorges Family Campground scheduled to open by the end of this year. He will be joined by NC Parks Deputy Director of Operations Kathy Capps as well as Director of Planning and Natural Resources Brian Strong. Locally, our new Gorges Superintendent, Kevin Bischof and our new FOG President, Steve Pagano will lead the tour. 

In the early afternoon, the public is invited to join us in a meet + greet and to hear a presentation from Director Patterson on the current status of NC Parks and their effects on our region. Lite refreshments will be provided by the excellent Blue Ridge Bakery.

What: Visit with NC Parks Director Dwayne Patterson

When: Thursday, August 12, 2021 | 1:30-4:00 PM
Where: Rogow Room / Transylvania County Library

✨ Meet + greet with light food + refreshments provided by Blue Ridge Bakery
✨ Presentation from Director Patterson on the current status of NC Parks and their effects on our region
✨ Question + answer period with the director

We are requiring registration so we can plan a truly successful afternoon. If you plan to attend, please let us know by registering here:
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This event is part of our Experience Gorges series and would not be possible without the generous support of the North Carolina Friends of State Parks. 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Director Patterson Visit
August 12, 2021 | 1:30 pm - 4:00 PM | Transylvania County Library | 
212 S Gaston St, Brevard, NC 28712
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Our mission is exclusively nonprofit, charitable, educational and environmental. Funds raised are used to purchase educational equipment, to support Gorges State Park research, and to provide materials and facilities that contribute to park activities. 

ABOUT THE PARK

Gorges State Park is set in the midst of plunging waterfalls, rugged river gorges, sheer rock walls and a high concentration of rare species. Located in Western North Carolina, the park offers unbeatable hiking, backpack camping, trout fishing, mountain biking and horseback riding.

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