MEDIA ADVISORY: Two northern reserve sites to hold Local Advisory Committee meetings in April

Raleigh

RALEIGH – Local advisory committees for the Kitty Hawk Woods and Buxton Woods Coastal Reserves will meet in April. The meetings are open to the public.

· The Buxton Woods Local Advisory Committee will meet at 3 p.m. April 21 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. April 22 at the Kitty Hawk Town Hall,101 Veterans Memorial Drive, Kitty Hawk.

The committees consist of local residents, partners and leaders who 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 reserve sites.

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 on the coast.

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