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Three North Carolina Coastal Reserve sites reopen to visitors on May 9

Friday, May 8, 2020

The N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve will reopen the Rachel Carson, Masonboro Island, and Bird Island Reserves to visitors on May 9, 2020 as North Carolina enters Phase 1 of the state’s plan of slowly easing certain COVID-19 restrictions.

Three North Carolina Coastal Reserve sites close to reduce risk of the spread of COVID-19

Friday, April 3, 2020

The N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve will close select reserve sites to visitors effective April 3 at 7:30 p.m. to protect public safety and reduce the spread of COVID-19, and to support current state and local restrictions and guidance. Closures specifically apply to wet/dry beaches and uplands at the sites, while waters remain accessible for visitors to navigate through and utilize for recreational activities as long as they follow social distancing and gathering restrictions and guidelines

Division of Coastal Management awarded funds to increase coastal resiliency in North Carolina

Friday, March 20, 2020

The North Carolina Division of Coastal Management has received more than $1.1 million dollars as one of 27 new grants awarded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund. The funds will be used to enhance the resilience of North Carolina’s coastal communities and natural resources by supporting local planning and pre-construction activities.

State coastal commission subcommittee to meet March 3

Friday, February 28, 2020

MOREHEAD CITY - A N.C. Coastal Resources Commission’s (CRC) subcommittee will meet by conference call on Tuesday, March 3 at 9 a.m. to discuss the implementation of development lines and static line exceptions on oceanfront beaches. The public is welcome to attend the phone conference meeting in person at the Division of Coastal Management’s Morehead City Office, 400 Commerce Ave., Morehead City, NC.

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