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MEDIA ADVISORY: Nine coastal reserve sites to hold local advisory committee meetings in October and November

Raleigh, NC

Local advisory committees for nine coastal reserves will meet in November and December. The meetings are open to the public.

  • The Buxton Woods Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 23 at the Buxton Volunteer Fire Department, 48103 NC Highway. 12 in Buxton.
  • The Zeke’s Island Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 24 at the Fort Fisher Recreation Area Education Room, 1000 Loggerhead Road in Kure Beach.
  • The Bald Head Woods Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Bald Head Island Conservancy Auditorium, 700 Federal Road on Bald Head Island.
  • The Rachel Carson Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the NOAA Beaufort Lab, Administration Building, 101 Pivers Island Road in Beaufort.
  • The Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 30 at the Kitty Hawk Town Hall, 101 Veterans Memorial Drive in Kitty Hawk.
  • The Masonboro Island Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 3 p.m. Oct. 30 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Center for Marine Science Habitat Room, 5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane in Wilmington.
  • The Buckridge Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 31 at the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, 205 South Ludington Street in Columbia.
  • The Bird Island Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 1 at the Sunset Beach Town Hall, 700 Sunset Boulevard North in Sunset Beach.
  • The Currituck Banks Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, 1160 Village Lane in Corolla.

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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