MEDIA ADVISORY: Coastal reserve sites to hold local advisory committee meetings in December


Local advisory committees for the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve will meet in December.

The meetings are open to the public and scheduled as follows:

Emily and Richardson Preyer Buckridge Reserve
Dec. 2 at 10 a.m.
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Office
205 South Ludington Drive, Columbia

Currituck Banks Reserve
Dec. 5 at 11 a.m.
Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education
Currituck Heritage Park
1160 Village Lane, Corolla

Zeke’s Island Reserve
Dec. 2 at 9 a.m.
Fort Fisher Recreation Area Education Room
1000 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach

Rachel Carson Reserve
Dec. 10 at 10 a.m.
NOAA Beaufort Lab Administration Building
101 Pivers Island Road, Beaufort

Masonboro Island Reserve
Dec. 2 at 5 p.m.
UNC-Wilmington Center for Marine Science
Habitat Conference Room
5600 Marvin Moss Lane, Wilmington

Permuda Island Reserve
Dec. 11 at 1 p.m.
Sneads Ferry Branch Library
1330 Highway 210, Sneads Ferry

Bald Head Woods Reserve
Dec. 3 at 10 a.m.
Bald Head Island Conservancy Auditorium
700 Federal Road, Bald Head Island

Buxton Woods Reserve
Dec. 11 at 1 p.m.
Buxton Fire Department
47331 NC Hwy. 12, Buxton

Bird Island Reserve
Dec. 4 at 9 a.m.
Sunset Beach Town Hall
700 Sunset Blvd. North, Sunset Beach

Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve
Dec. 12 at 10 a.m.
Kitty Hawk Town Hall
101 Veterans Memorial Drive, Kitty Hawk

The committees consist of citizens and representatives from community organizations, government agencies, and non-governmental partner organizations who provide the Division of Coastal Management’s Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve staff with guidance and feedback regarding program activities and management of the reserve sites.

The N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve Program protects natural areas for education, research and compatible traditional uses. Since its creation in 1989, the program has preserved more than 44,000 acres of unique coastal environments at 10 sites along the coast.

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