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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 

APNEP's director Bill Crowell explains how the choices we make in Raleigh can affect North Carolina's beautiful estuaries at the coast. Dr. Crowell reports from a Raleigh stream during a storm to help show where the water begins its journey to the sea!

 

 

 

Echoes

News and information from the Albemarle-Pamlico region and beyond
more information/disclaimer 

Editorial: Homeowners rate increase would be hard to swallow
10/23/14 9:44 AM
Once again, insurers who write homeowners policies in North Carolina want to raise rates – this time by as much as 35 percent for coastal residents and some residents of rural counties
McCrory attends CRC meeting, calls for proposals
CRC won't fill science panel vacancies yet
Fishermen travel to Pamlico Sound to catch old drums
Governor set to hear about coastal issues
Experts seek new ideas to keep Oregon Inlet clear
N.C. officials investigate red wolf gunshot death
An optimistic outlook for oyster season
McCrory invited to hear coastal perspective

 

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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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