Forest announces temporary trail closures to protect blue ghost fireflies

RALEIGH – DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) 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 approximately mid-May through early June. Visitors are welcome to explore and enjoy the forest at all access areas until 10 […]

Spring Tour de Falls May 13 & 14, 2017

  Tour de Falls is a family friendly guided bus tour of Triple Falls, High Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Lake Julia in DuPont State Recreational Forest. Tickets are not required but donations are requested. $12 donation (18yrs+) $6 donation (6 – 17yrs) All donations benefit Friends of DuPont Forest.* Cash or check only please. […]

Forest is expanded with addition of 476 acre “doughnut hole”

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and DuPont have completed the company’s donation of 476 acres inside DuPont State Recreational Forest to the state. The property, commonly known as the “doughnut hole,” was the site of a DuPont plant from 1956 to 2002. Demolition of the plant was completed in 2006. “This property […]

Public Comment and Fact Sheet About Remediation at DuPont Donut Hole

The plan for remediation at the donut hole inside DuPont Forest is nearing final approval.  A public comment period is open from October 21 to December 5. The recent Public Notice from NC Waste Management includes an extensive Fact Sheet about the property for those wanting to learn more about the more. Friends of DuPont Forest and […]

Forest receives gift of 476 acre ‘Donut Hole’

In an exciting development built on years of work, the DuPont Company has gifted the 476-acre tract of land in the very center of the forest to the state of North Carolina.  The tract is the site of the former DuPont film plant owned that at one time employed more than 1000 local people and operated […]

Crowds converge on Hooker Falls. Photo by David Brown

Fabulous News for the Forest

by Nancy Kay The NC state budget has been finalized and it’s all fantastic news for DuPont State Recreational Forest. The initial House budget called for substantial financial support for the Forest, but the Senate version allocated no funding whatsoever. Special thanks to Representative Chuck McGrady and Senator Tom Apodaca for doing the nudging needed […]

Public Hearing Concerns Remediation at “Donut Hole” Inside DuPont Forest

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REMEDIATE Risk-Based RemediationPursuant 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 […]