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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 18, 2004
Contact: Gary Waugh, DCR Public Relations Manager, (804) 786-5045, gary.waugh@dcr.virginia.gov

Public meeting to review proposed Occoneechee State Park master plan amendment to be held Oct. 28

(RICHMOND, Va.) - A public meeting to review a proposed amendment to the Occoneechee State Park master plan will be held, Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Clarksville Community Center, 102 Willow Drive. The 7:30 p.m. meeting is being held by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Staff from DCR will present an overview of the state park master plan process. There will then be a presentation on a local proposal for a new Conference and Education Center in the state park. After the presentations the floor will be opened for public comment. There is no limit to the number of speakers allowed. Based on the number of persons wishing to speak, the time allowed per comment may be limited. Written comments will also be accepted by DCR through Friday, November 26, 2004.

This is the first step in the amendment process. The Virginia Board of Conservation and Recreation will address the amendment at its winter meeting to be held in January.

For more information, contact John Davy, DCR planning and recreational resources director at (804) 786-1119. Written comments can be faxed to (804) 371-7899, e-mailed to occcomments@dcr.virginia.gov or mailed to the DCR, 203 Governor Street, Suite 326, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

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