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for Friend O’ Wildlife Vol. 16 Issue 1, 1973
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Despite the appropriation of funds, TVA announced it will discontinue plans to plans to build a system of 14 dams and reservoirs along the Upper French Broad River basin in Western North Carolina. Although TVA believed the plans’ aims to provide local economic benefits would be successful in the long term, the communities of the affected counties were no longer supportive at all levels.
The Forsyth Wildlife Club bought seven acres of land near Salem Lake in 1959 with th eintention of turning it into a clubhouse or nature preserve; however, the plans have not come to fruition. Recently, the remaining officers of the Club have deeded the land to the North Carolina Wildlife Federation who will use it as a source of income for their scholarship program.
Dare County, North Carolina recently received a Keep American Beautiful, Inc. Speical Merit Award for its Operation Cleansweep program. The community program, which is aided by civic clubs, Girl and Boys Scouts, and garden clubs, is designed to carry out litter-prevention activities throughout the county.
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission recently surprise voted to remove Executive Director Clyde P. Patton from his position followed a controversial political power play. Newspapers across North Carolina react to the news of this removal, which was personally appealed by the Governor-Elect.
A small town of about 600 persons in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Highlands, North Carolina received the Keep American Beautiful, Inc. Special Merit Awared for its environmental program.