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

Raleigh

RALEIGH – The local advisory committees for the Bird Island, Buxton Woods, Kitty Hawk Woods, Permuda Island and Bald Head Woods coastal reserves will meet in the coming weeks. The meetings are open to the public.

· The Bald Head Woods Local Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 29 at the Bald Head Island Conservancy, 700 Federal Road, Bald Head Island.

· The Buxton Woods Local Advisory Committee will meet at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Buxton Fire Department, N.C. Highway 12, west of the Lighthouse Road intersection in Buxton.

· The Kitty Hawk Woods Local Advisory Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Nov. 5 at the Kitty Hawk Town Hall,101 Veterans Memorial Drive, Kitty Hawk.

· The Permuda Island Local Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 6 at the North Topsail Beach Town Hall, 2008 Loggerhead Court, North Topsail Beach.

· The Bird Island Local Advisory Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at the UNCW Center for Marine Science, 5600 Marvin Moss Lane, Wilmington.

The committees of local residents, partners and leaders provide the N.C. Division of Coastal Management’s Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve staff with guidance and feedback regarding management of the reserves.

The N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve Program protects natural areas for education, research and compatible recreation. 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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