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Our mission is to identify, protect, and restore the significant resources of the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system.

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Soundings

A fresh take on the region's salty affairs 

Hop on Board: The hydrilla guerillas are here

By Gloria Putnam, North Carolina Sea Grant
September 5, 2015

Eds. note: This Soundings post is republished courtesy of North Carolina Sea Grant.  It originally appeared in their new blog, Coastwatch Currents

I am constantly amazed by what can happen with even a small group of people when lines of communication are open. Just six months ago I helped the Chowan Edenton Environmental Group organize an informational meeting in Edenton on aquatic invasive plants in the Chowan River and Albemarle Sound. It was to be one in a series aimed at raising awareness about local environmental issues and climate change concerns.

I couldn’t have imagined on that cold wet Saturday in February how individuals and organizations would come together in the following weeks and begin addressing Hydrilla verticilla, likely the most threatening aquatic invasive plant to establish itself in the area. But they decided to take this plant and its potential impacts on the health of our estuarine systems seriously.

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Partner Reels

Hooking the region's best video clips

In 2011 researchers from the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences tested the experimental reuse of crab pots to create new oyster habitat.  The project was funded in part by a grant from APNEP.

 

 

 

 

Echoes

News and information from the Albemarle-Pamlico region and beyond
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Can you hear me now?
9/30/14 9:03 AM
HATTERAS -- Think of a sea turtle nest as a baby about to be born, and the volunteer nest watchers and National Park Service biologists as the pacing family members -- waiting, waiting, waiting.
Editorial: Science, sea level and NC lawmakers
Climate change harsh on Atlantic barrier islands
Volunteers pitch in to clean up trash
CRC’s science panel crunches numbers
The science (and politics) of predicting sea-level rise in NC
Fisheries Chairman Paul Rose of Moyock dies suddenly
Southern Shores residents fight town council over trees
Bulldozers and Turtles? Oh My

 

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Have an idea?

APNEP can help get your environmental initiative off the ground, whether it is related to restoration, science, education, engagement, or policy. The first steps? Take a look at our CCMP and learn about our program, approach, and priorities. Then, contact a staff member to discuss ways that APNEP and its partners can support your efforts.

 
 

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