Chestnut Trees in DuPont State Forest

The progress of national and local efforts to develop blight-resistant chestnut trees will be outlined Friday, June 23, at 1:30 p.m. at the Cedar Mountain Community Center. The event is open to the public and sponsored the Friends of DuPont…
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DuPont Trails Day 6.3.17

National Trails Day this Sat (6.3.17). To celebrate Friends of DuPont Forest is hosting Dupont Trails Day and you're invited. Our parking lot hosts at Corn Mill Shoals, Lake Imaging, and Guion can answer questions about the Forest and how…
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Friends of DuPont Forest Night

  Join us at Sanctuary Brewing for Friends of DuPont Forest Night. 10% of proceeds go to Friends of DuPont Forest because the folks at Sanctuary Brewing Company are awesome! We'll use that money to help maintain the 80+ miles…

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…

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…

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…

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…
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…
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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.…

FODF Supports Proposed Remediation Plan For "Donut Hole"

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…

Preserving Forest Is Goal of Fees Proposal

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…

Forest announces temporary trail closures starting in May to protect blue ghost fireflies

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…

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