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MEDIA ADVISORY: Eight coastal reserve sites to hold Local Advisory Committee meetings in May

Raleigh, NC

Local Advisory Committees for eight coastal reserves will meet in May. The meetings are open to the public.

  • The Buxton Woods Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 1:00 p.m. May 14 at the Buxton Volunteer Fire Department, 48103 NC Highway 12 in Buxton.
  • The Rachel Carson Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. May 17 at the NOAA Beaufort Lab, Administration Building, 101 Pivers Island Road in Beaufort.
  • The Masonboro Island Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 2 p.m. May 17 at the UNCW Center for Marine Science Habitat Conference Room, 5600 Marvin Moss Lane in Wilmington.
  • The Zeke’s Island Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. May 21 at the Fort Fisher Recreation Area Education Room, 1000 Loggerhead Road in Kure Beach.
  • The Currituck Banks Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 3 p.m. May 21 at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, 1160 Village Lane in Corolla.
  • The Bird Island Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 1 p.m. May 22 at the Sunset Beach Town Hall, 700 Sunset Blvd. North in Sunset Beach.
  • The Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. May 23 at the Kitty Hawk Town Hall, 101 Veterans Memorial Drive in Kitty Hawk.
  • The Bald Head Woods Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. May 23 at the Bald Head Island Conservancy Auditorium at 700 Federal Road on Bald Head Island.

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 42,000 acres of unique coastal environments at 10 sites along the coast.

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