Monday, May 26, 2008

Public Access Fight Comes To Carolina

photo: Doug Lester

The North Carolina Public Access Foundation has received IRS approval making donations to the group tax deductible. The group was formed a year and a half ago with a mission of working to maintain and improve public access.

The North Carolina Public Access Foundation was formed to identify, protect and enhance access for the general pubic to North Carolina’s array of natural resources. As property values have risen dramatically over the last few years access points for the public have been converted to private use areas. This has severely diminished or eliminated access to outdoor activities for the public. The North Carolina Public Access Foundation is working to improve this situation for all.

According to the information we received their plans include "oceans, lakes, piers, boat ramps trout streams, public parking, walk-overs and anything else to make sure the public is able enjoy one of the things that makes North Carolina special."

The group's Board of Directors includes notables such as the Deputy Director of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Gordon Myers and Al Baird, the Vice Chair of the North Carolina Fishing Pier Society.

The group is currently seeking donations in order to get their efforts started. Checks may be sent to:

1502 Ebb Dr
Wilmington, NC 28409.

With property values skyrocketing along all kinds of bodies of water in the Carolina's, residents will no doubt benefit from a strong organization looking out for the access rights of the public. For additional information contact

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