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APNEP collaborates with diverse partners to identify, protect, and restore the significant resources of the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system.

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View APNEP's media page for press releases, upcoming meetings and events, and visit calendar links for other regional agencies and organizations.

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Sound Reflections:
Celebrating APNEP's 30th Anniversary

Telling the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership Story

The United States Congress designated the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system an "estuary of national significance" in 1987. That same year, the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine Study (APES) was among the first of 28 National Estuary Programs established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through amendments to the Clean Water Act. To help commemorate our 30th Anniversary, we are highlighting the history of APNEP by featuring our partners - past and present - throughout 2017. 

Sound Reflections with Dr. B.J. Copeland

N.C. Sea Grant Director, 1973 - 1996; Graduate Administrator at N.C. State University, 1996 - 2002 (Retired)

APNEP Service: Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuarine Study (APES) Technical Committee, 1986 - 1992
Edited by Kelsey Ellis
 
 

 Dr. B.J. Copeland. Photo by Kelsey Ellis.

August 1st, 2017 -- As Dr. Copeland says, he was "involved with APNEP before it was APNEP - before it even existed, in fact!" From negotiations in halls of Congress to an algal bloom crisis in an Edenton N.C. courthouse, Dr. Copeland tells the story of APNEP's beginning, as well as lessons learned through decades of working with N.C. Sea Grant to improve our coasts and sounds for all North Carolinians.

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Sound Reflections Archive

 

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Video filmed and edited by: Katia Griffin-Jakymec, APNEP

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Soundings Blog

A fresh take on the Albemarle-Pamlico region's salty affairs

Teaching Teachers to ExPLORE NC

By: Kelsey Ellis, Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership

Published August 18, 2017

  ExPLORE NC Teachers head out into the salt marsh to see what kinds of critters they can find.
 
Teachers waded through the shallow water of Bogue Sound, laughing and shouting as they searched the estuary’s sandy bottom for signs of life. Behind them, gnarled maritime forest backed shoreline-fringing salt marshes. The group had canoed and kayaked here as a part of the 2017 ExPLORE NC Teacher Institutean annual APNEP-funded professional development institute for North Carolina’s teachers. The Institute seeks to introduce educators to hands-on, inquiry-based ways of teaching about our state's natural resources. 
 

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Estuaries of National Significance

APNEP is part of the National Estuary Program (NEP), an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) place-based program to protect and restore the water quality and ecological integrity of estuaries of national significance. 

· EPA's National Estuary Program (NEP)

· Association of National Estuary Programs (ANEP)

 
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