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Hop on Board: The hydrilla guerillas are here
By Gloria Putnam, North Carolina Sea Grant
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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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.
News and information from the Albemarle-Pamlico region and beyond
Can you hear me now?
9/30/14 9:03 AMHATTERAS -- 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
9/30/14 9:03 AMMost members of the science panel studying sea levels along North Carolina’s coast are … scientists.
Climate change harsh on Atlantic barrier islands
9/30/14 9:02 AMAs the president of the Fire Island Association, Suzy Goldhirsch has a message she says she often offers property owners.
Volunteers pitch in to clean up trash
9/29/14 9:21 AMBEAUFORT — From the general public to Scouts to university students, many different people came out Saturday to help with the Crystal Coast Clean Up.
CRC’s science panel crunches numbers
9/29/14 9:20 AMNEW BERN — As the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission’s science panel works on its sea level rise report’s five-year update, it’s doing new calculations on sea level rise rates for the next 30 years.
The science (and politics) of predicting sea-level rise in NC
9/29/14 9:20 AMIn 2010, the Science Panel that advises the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission released a report.
Fisheries Chairman Paul Rose of Moyock dies suddenly
9/29/14 9:19 AMPaul Rose, the chairman of the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission, died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack.
Southern Shores residents fight town council over trees
9/29/14 9:18 AMResidents are protesting plans to remove dozens of large trees from the shady, meandering streets of Southern Shores, an Outer Banks town known for its homes tucked in a lush maritime forest.
Bulldozers and Turtles? Oh My
9/29/14 9:18 AMThe state Division of Coastal Management will submit for public comment Tuesday a series of proposals to change the way inlets are managed, including expanding the time “window” for dredging and beach re-nourishment into sea turtle and bird nesting seasons.
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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.