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Park Closures? Contact Perdue and State Reps!

posted Feb 25, 2011, 10:14 AM by Administrator Friends of Sauratown Mtns   [ updated Feb 25, 2011, 1:43 PM ]
Governor Perdue's budget proposes closing State Parks two days a week.

Please consider contacting her and your legislators asking them to consider the impact. Closing State Parks is damaging to area businesses that employ local residents and contribute to the overall state budget through sales and taxes. Also, every dollar generated by State Parks through usage fees goes directly to the state budget. Closing for two days a week would impact their revenue generation. Help our elected officials grasp that attempting to cut money in one area impact many other avenues that DO generate money for the State. Please let your voice be heard.

Several of you have shared letters to the editor you have written as well as letters to your representatives. They have been very encouraging! As we are seeing all over the world, letting your voice be heard DOES make a difference.

Governor Bev Perdue
Office of the Governor
20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0301
(800) 662-7952

Pilot Mountain State Park, Hanging Rock State Park, Surry & Stokes Counties

Senator Don East
NC Senate
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 522
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
(336) 368-4082

Pilot Mountain State Park and Surry County

Representative Darrell G. McCormick
NC House of Representatives
16 W. Jones Street, Room 2119
Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

Representative Sarah Stevens
NC House of Representatives
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 416A
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

Hanging Rock State Park and Stokes County

Representative Bryan R. Holloway
NC House of Representatives
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 529
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925