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Pat McCrory, Governor John E. Skvarla, III, Secretary
N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Release: Immediate Contact: Charlie Peek
Date: 2013-08-12 Phone: (919) 218-4622

Greenwood promoted to south district superintendent for state parks system

EDITORS: (View / download Photo of South District Supt. Jay Greenwood)

RALEIGH -- Jay Greenwood, formerly the superintendent at Merchants Millpond State Park, has been promoted to south district superintendent for the state parks system, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. He succeeds Angelia Allcox, who left the division earlier this year.

As one of four district superintendents, Greenwood will be responsible for operations, resource management, environmental education programming, law enforcement, safety and facility maintenance for ten state parks across southern North Carolina as well as Weymouth Woods State Historic Preserve.

“Jay obviously has broad experience as a ranger, park superintendent and natural resource manager and has been adept at engaging public support for Merchants Millpond and the state parks system,” said Lewis Ledford, state parks director. “He is highly qualified for the range of challenges that a district superintendent encounters in a growing state parks system.”

Greenwood has served as Merchants Millpond State Park’s superintendent since 2003. A native of Maryland, he graduated from Delaware State University in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in wildlife management. He gained experience with the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge and the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife as an interpreter and biological aide before joining the state parks system in 1996 as a ranger at Goose Creek State Park. He holds certifications in environmental education and advanced law enforcement, and has served as a prescribed burn boss and canoe/kayak instructor.

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