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A fresh take on the region's salty affairs
By: Caroline Lamb and Danielle Herman, communications specialists for the North Carolina Coastal Federation, September 19, 2016
Volunteers and Dr. Lexia Weaver, coastal scientist with the federation, in an assembly line to pass oyster bags.
In honor of National Estuaries Week, hosted by Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) and its member organizations, we would like to take a minute to appreciate all of the economic and ecological benefits of estuaries. There are so many reasons these habitats, where freshwater meets the salty ocean water, are so crucial— and just plain awesome. The natural functions of estuaries put them at the center of coastal health.
We first celebrated National Estuaries Day in 1988, and it has since expanded it into a week-long celebration. This year, we are excited to announce that Estuaries Week has been officially recognized at both federal and state levels. Governor Pat McCrory signed a proclamation commending the observance of Estuaries Week, September 17-24, 2016 by all North Carolina residents. The United States Senate unanimously passed a bi-partisan resolution commemorating Estuaries Week, with strong support from the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Restore America's Estuaries:
North Carolina Coastal Federation Events
November 2, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Institute of Marine Sciences, Morehead City
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