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2360
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State rivers, like the Nantahala, Lumber, and the Waccamaw, provide wilderness canoe campers the opportunity for close contact with nature, or what Henry Thoreau called \"the perfection of travelling.\"
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23133
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Since the economic downturn in the 1990s, community members in the Roanoke River region have developed a tourism economy to capitalize on the area's natural resources. Roanoke River Partners, Inc, was created in 1997, and since then, an antique trail, a Civil War trail, a recreational paddle trail, and a camping system have helped boost the region's economy.
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24516
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The Eno is a small but unusually clean free-flowing recreation river in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. It has inspired many locals to work for its preservation and protection from pollution. This article highlights the importance of the river to the area.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 45 Issue 1, June 1977, p18-20, il
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24816
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A paddling tour of Little Rivers and Waterway Tales is mixed with personal experience of Lundie Spence. Spence explores everything mentioned in the book from the 2,000 year old cypress trees to the remnants of timber industry buildings in Eastern North Carolina
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue 1, Winter 2016, p14-15, il Periodical Website
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25336
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Paul Ferguson discusses the difficulties in gaining river access at bridges once they have been replaced and steps the state could take to make them more accessible to those looking to use bridges as access points for paddling.
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Currents (NoCar TD 171.3 P3 P35x), Vol. 28 Issue 2, Summer 2009, p6, il
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33196
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Governor Jim Martin proclaimed June as Rivers Month in North Carolina, and the fourth annual celebration of the state’s freshwater rivers and streams. Over fifty river-related events were sponsored by local river groups, parks and recreation offices, and outing clubs throughout the state. Activities included white-water rafting and canoeing, river cleanups, a concert series, festivals, and canoe trips.
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34198
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In its latest biennial report on water quality in North Carolina, the Water Quality Section of the Division of Environmental Management reports that sixty-four-percent of the state’s streams and rivers fully support their recreational uses. Agricultural runoff is identified as the most widespread contributor to stream degradation across most of the state. Other sources of pollution are summarized in this article.
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34315
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In August, President Clinton designated Wilson Creek in Avery and Caldwell counties as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The goal of this designation is to preserve the character of the river, including its free-flowing state. Wilson Creek has been called a whitewater boater’s dream and premier paddling destination.
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34393
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The Tar-Pamlico River is one of the more popular destinations for kayakers and canoers in eastern North Carolina, and in Edgecombe County a dedicated group of volunteers is helping maintain a network of camping platforms for paddlers. The platforms are part of the Tar Pamlico Water Trail, a network of camping sites owned and operated by Sound Rivers, a non-profit organization in Washington, North Carolina.
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