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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 

What to do about pig poop? NC fights a rising tide
10/29/14 12:48 PM
On an overcast day in September, I was buzzing over eastern North Carolina's flat coastal plain in a single-prop Piper Arrow with retired riverkeeper Rick Dove and pilot Bob Epting.
Ocean algal bloom generates interest, but not concern - yet
David vs. Goliath in North Carolina
Raleigh writer walks trail of 1700s explorer John Lawson
Virginia re-considering shoreline assistance program
Comments sought on estuarine plan
Martin Marietta mine case heading to court
McCrory gets coastal issues report at CRC
State official talks big plans for port

 

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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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