Federal, state, and county officials recently met to address citizens’ concerns about overcrowding at Wilson Creek.
“We listened to concerns and came together to find solutions so citizens can continue to enjoy the beauty of Wilson Creek while still being respectful of our natural resources,” explained Caldwell County Commissioner Donnie Potter.
During the meeting, Congressman Mark Meadows’ staff, Potter, and representatives from the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department, NC Department of Transportation, NC Wildlife Commission, US Forestry Service (USFS), and Caldwell County administration took the following steps to address concerns:
- Mark off parking spaces
- Add more no parking signs
- Continue towing of illegally parked vehicles and increased law enforcement presence
- Add portable toilets
- Limit cars to designated parking areas only on weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day
“Congressman Meadows office is honored to assist Caldwell County with facilitating a meeting with USFS and other interested parties to help solve some of the public safety issues at Wilson Creek. I want to thank Commissioner Potter, Sheriff Jones and other stakeholders from brining this issue to our attention, and we look forward to working with them and USFS in solving this important public safety issue,” said Wayne King Deputy Chief of Staff for Congressman Meadows.
“We hope these steps will make Wilson Creek alleviate concerns and make Wilson Creek a place everyone can enjoy,” Potter said.
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