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Lequire is new superintendent at Goose Creek State Park

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Pat McCrory, Governor
Donald R. Van Der Vaart, Secretary
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Charlie Peek
Release Date: 
Friday, May 8, 2015

Lequire is new superintendent at Goose Creek State Park

Raleigh -- Doug Lequire, a veteran ranger and park superintendent, has been named superintendent of Goose Creek State Park in Beaufort County, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation.

Lequire succeeds John Fullwood, who was named east district superintendent for the state Division of Parks and Recreation in March.

A superintendent is the chief of operations and administration at a state park or state recreation area with wide-ranging responsibilities for staffing, training, law enforcement, visitor services, natural resource protection, community outreach and environmental education.

A native of Salisbury, Lequire graduated from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in 2001 with bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry. He served five years with the U.S. Air Force. He joined the staff at Pettigrew State Park as a seasonal employee in 2005, became a full-time ranger there and was promoted to superintendent in 2008. He is a certified environmental educator.

“Doug brings energy and a depth of skill and knowledge of the coastal region that will be invaluable at Goose Creek State Park,” said Mike Murphy, state parks director. “His leadership will further the mission of the park as an environmental education center and a valued recreation site in the community.”

Goose Creek State Park was established in 1974 and now encompasses 1,672 acres. It recorded 255,107 visits in 2014.