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Carver is new superintendent at Dismal Swamp State Park

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Pat McCrory, Governor
John E. Skvarla, III, Secretary

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Charlie Peek
Release Date: 
Monday, September 22, 2014

Carver is new superintendent at Dismal Swamp State Park

RALEIGH -- Adam Carver, a veteran state park ranger, has been promoted to superintendent of Dismal Swamp State Park, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation.

Carver succeeds Joy Greenwood, who accepted a position as superintendent of Merchants Millpond State Park earlier this year.

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 and environmental education.

Carver is a native of Raleigh and a 2005 graduate of Western Carolina University with a bachelor's degree in parks and recreation management. Having worked as a seasonal employee at Kerr Lake State Recreation Area for three years, he joined the North Carolina state parks system as a ranger at Falls Lake State Recreation Area in 2005. He worked as a ranger at Merchants Millpond State Park from 2009 until 2012, before returning to Falls Lake as an advanced ranger. He is a certified environmental educator.

"Adam has gained well-rounded experience during his years at our state recreation areas, as well as a familiarity with northeastern North Carolina, and will be a tremendous asset at Dismal Swamp State Park," said Mike Murphy, state parks director. "His leadership will be important as we continue to develop this park and strengthen its ties with the community."

Initially a state natural area acquired in 1974, Dismal Swamp was authorized as a state park in 2007. The park encompasses 14,432 acres and opened to the public in 2008. It reported 127,090 visitors in 2013.