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A fresh take on the region's salty affairs
By: Marie English, APNEP
Rhana Paris of the N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island offers educational programming in Bath, NC (2011)
Work from APNEP’s Education and Engagement workgroup is heating up this summer! This group has met occasionally since last December to discuss mutual environmental education objectives and address estuarine environmental education needs.
Through competitive grants, APNEP has funded six projects that will enhance education in our region and support APNEP’s mission. These projects will make coastal education more accessible to high school students, environmental educators, Spanish speakers and more. Follow us on social media to hear more as these projects develop!
Hooking the region's best video clips
UNC TV's Exploring North Carolina highlights the state's marshes and explains why this habitat can be considered the beginning of the "cafeteria line" in the way it provides food for large fish like albacore, tuna, drum, and Spanish mackerel. Our coastal economy is dependent on the marsh ecosystem because we wouldn't have big fish, shrimp or oysters if we didn't have salt marsh. In the film, Liz Baird describes the marsh behind our barrier islands: "If we were to look at it from a plane and look down, I think of it as being the frame around the picture of the estuary".
News and information from the Albemarle-Pamlico region and beyond
Pamlico group looks to develop ecological park
7/28/15 1:42 PMALLIANCE| Despite the vast wilderness within the 350 square miles of Pamlico County, there is no designated water and woodlands park for the study and enjoyment of nature.
Sharks of North Carolina
7/28/15 1:42 PM
Morehead City: A little piece of heaven
7/28/15 8:11 AMMOREHEAD CITY — That snippet of poetry by Betty Adams Holt appears on page 78 of the Morehead City community cookbook, A Little Taste of Heaven Since 1857.
Report cites benefits of living shorelines
7/27/15 12:51 PMMOREHEAD CITY — The striking campus of Carteret Community College on the south shore of Bogue Sound in Morehead City was in 2005 kind of like George Clooney with a bad toupee.
Chocowinity solar farm up and running smoothly
7/27/15 11:12 AMSome call it the new frontier. Solar energy is a rapidly growing industry, and the state of North Carolina is one of the top states in the nation for solar capacity. Beaufort County has a couple of its own solar farm sites, including Chocowinity Solar on Bragaw Lane owned by O2energies.
Opponents hold edge in offshore oil poll
7/27/15 11:12 AMOpponents of offshore drilling edged out supporters among the North Carolinians who would likely be most affected by drilling for oil and natural gas off the state’s coast, according to the results of the first opinion poll on drilling in the state’s eight oceanfront counties.
Wind farm project must accommodate Navy radar
7/27/15 11:11 AMThe Navy agreed last year to let Spain-based Iberdrola build the largest wind farm in the southeastern United States close to a radar system in Chesapeake that monitors potential threats to national security.
Wild red wolf count falls
7/27/15 11:11 AMRALEIGH — A revised population estimate puts the world's only wild population of endangered red wolves at their lowest level since the late 1990s amid recent moves to protect the bigger, predatory relatives of dogs from hunters' misdirected bullets.
Our Coast: Pine Island Sanctuary
7/27/15 11:11 AMCOROLLA — Forty-two years ago, Winston-Salem developer Earl Slick cast the future of the Currituck Outer Banks with his visionary purchase of 636 acres in what is now Pine Island, the first subdivision in Corolla and the genesis of what became a booming upscale resort community.
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