Media Contact: Carolyn Rickard, Public Information Officer
BATH, N.C. (Aug. 10, 2010) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission kicked off work on a Beaufort County Boating Access Area during a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning, Aug 5.
The 6-acre site was donated by PotashCorp-Aurora. When complete, the Boating Access Area will have two boat-launch lanes and 30 parking spaces.
“We are grateful to PCS Phosphate for this generous donation,” said Erik Christofferson, chief of the Commission’s Division of Engineering Services. “When we receive a donation like this, it allows our operational funds for boating access to go further in providing the public with more opportunities for recreation on North Carolina’s waters.”
The groundbreaking was attended by personnel from Potash Corp-Aurora, along with Gordon Myers, executive director of the Commission, Commissioner Mitch St. Clair and North Carolina Rep. Arthur Williams.
“On behalf of PotashCorp-Aurora, we’re committed to Eastern North Carolina and are pleased to be part of this event,” said Michelle Vaught, public affairs manager for PotashCorp-Aurora . “We believe this boat access area will be a tremendous asset to the citizens of this region.”
Construction is slated for completion in fall 2011.
For more information on boating in North Carolina, including an interactive map of free Boating Access Areas, visit www.ncwildlife.org/Boating_Waterways.