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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: May 20, 2009

Public meeting on Occoneechee State Park master plan to be held June 4

(CLARKSVILLE, VA) ? A public meeting to solicit comments on proposed amendments to the master plan for Occoneechee State Park in Mecklenburg County will be held June 4, 2009, at 7 p.m. at the Clarksville VFW Post 8163. Planners from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will conduct the meeting.

Proposed amendments to the master plan include a state-operated marina facility on Buggs Island Lake, also known as the John H. Kerr Reservoir. It is proposed that the marina be placed in the vicinity of existing campground ?B.? This revision also includes plans to redevelop campground ?A? to modern state park standards with both water and electric hook-ups.

A master plan is written for each state park and serves as a guide for park development. Amending the plan is a public process, and public meetings are held when major changes are considered or park properties are acquired.

VFW Post 8163 is at 7488 Highway 15 N. Clarksville, Va. For more information, contact DCR Planning and Recreation Director John Davy at (804) 786-1119 or john.davy@dcr.virginia.gov.

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