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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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Tour de Falls scheduled Mother's Day Weekend, May 7 & 8th

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…

Friends to Celebrate 15 Year Anniversary of DuPont Waterfalls

The Friends of DuPont will celebrate the 15th anni-versary of the state’s acquisition of “The Heart of the Forest” Saturday, Dec. 19, from 1-3 p.m. at the Aleen Steinberg Visitor Center. There will be a special DuPont cake and hot cider,…

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