Our previous post included the public notice for a public hearing on the proposed remediation plan for the 420 acre “donut hole” inside DuPont State Recreational Forest.  This tract was originally an industrial site (DuPont) and has been in environmental study and remediation for the past 14 years.
The proposed plan has been presented to both Friends of DuPont Forest and the DuPont State Forest Advisory Committee for review.  Neither organization has expressed concerns about the plan, and FODF president Bev Parlier stated that her organization supports the proposal.    
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NOTICE OF INTENT TO REMEDIATE

Risk-Based Remediation
Pursuant to Part 8 of Article 9 of Chapter 130A of the General Statutes
Former DuPont Brevard Site
1300 Staton Road
Cedar Mountain, Transylvania County, North Carolina
EPA ID No. NCD 003 152 329
This is a notice to the public of a request by E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) to pursue remediation of the contamination at the Former DuPont Brevard Facility (site) using site-specific remediation standards as opposed to unrestricted use standards. Contaminated site media include groundwater, soil,
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At the April 19th Annual Meeting for FODF, Forest Supervisor Jason Guidry outlined a user fee proposal to help manage surging growth, pay for needed facility upgrades and protect delicate habitats.
This proposal has been made after consultation with the DuPont State Recreational Forest Advisory Committee and the Friends of DuPont Forest, both of which are supportive of the need for a fee structure. Both Guidry and FODF President Bev Parlier highlighted the critical need for bathroom facilities at the popular Hooker Falls Access, which is often overrun with people at peak times.
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RALEIGH – DuPont State Recreational Forest will be closing several trails at the High Falls Access Area to prevent further impacts to blue ghost firefly populations. The closures will take place at night from mid-May through early June.
The temporary trail closures are in response to an overwhelming number of visitors during the 2015 blue ghost season, typically a three-week period in late spring. Forest officials observed a high level of habitat disturbance and disruption by the large nighttime crowds, which could have long-term impacts on local populations of fireflies.
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The popular waterfalls tour of DuPont waterfalls has been scheduled for Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7 & 8th.
DuPont State Recreational Forest
Mother’s Day Tour: May 7 & 8, 2016
Fall Tour: October 8 & 9, 2016
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
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