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Rogers is new superintendent at Pettigrew State Park

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Pat McCrory, Governor
Susan Kluttz, Secretary
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Charlie Peek
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Rogers is new superintendent at Pettigrew State Park

Raleigh -- 

Charles “Steve” Rogers, a veteran ranger, has been named superintendent of Pettigrew State Park in Washington and Tyrell counties, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. Rogers succeeds Doug Lequire, who was named superintendent at Goose Creek State Park in May.

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 Grifton, Rogers graduated from Wayne Community College in 1999 with an associate’s degree in park ranger technology. After working as a park technician in Wake County, he joined the staff of Pettigrew State Park as a ranger in 2009. He is a certified environmental educator.

“Charles is well versed in all facets of operations and natural resource protection in our parks and also is very familiar with the community that Pettigrew State Park serves,” said Mike Murphy, state parks director. “We look forward to his leadership as the park continues its growth and development.”

Pettigrew State Park was established in 1939 and now encompasses 5,830 acres. It recorded 72,251 visitors in 2014.