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A fresh take on the region's salty affairs
Jim Hawhee, APNEP Policy & Engagement Manager
Potomac River waterfront in National Harbor, Maryland
Last week, Bill and I attended the 7th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration jointly hosted by The Coastal Society and Restore America’s Estuaries in National Harbor, MD. We were among 1,200 attendees at the conference, which included impressive North Carolina and Virginia delegations representing many of our key partners in the Albemarle-Pamlico region.
The summit offered national perspective on the work we engage in locally. It also provided an opportunity to hear from our partners around the country in several key areas. Here’s a smattering of what we learned:
Hooking the region's best video clips
Dr. Reide Corbett from the Coastal Studies Institute discusses the Albemarle Sound Observing Station and the importance of long-term data sets to understanding environmental changes in a system. The high quality data collected can help scientists and managers make decisions on protection and restoration of our sounds!
News and information from the Albemarle-Pamlico region and beyond
Virginia Farm Bureau identifies critical issues for 2015
11/21/14 11:02 AMFarm Bureau producer members across Virginia are gearing up to discuss critical issues with state legislators in order to bring them up to speed for the 2015 Virginia General Assembly.
Red wolf effort in NC should expand to other states
11/21/14 9:19 AMA new independent review calls for extensive changes to rescue the federal government’s struggling, unpopular Red Wolf Recovery Program in five Eastern North Carolina counties.
Coastal issues floated in conference
11/20/14 11:00 AMThe North Carolina Beach, Inlet and Waterway Association’s annual conference at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort covered topics from coastal species of concern to dredge projects, alternative energy and possible new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency policies.
Prescribed burn set for Goose Creek State Park
11/20/14 11:00 AMThe N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation will conduct a prescribed burn at Goose Creek State Park during the winter when conditions are suitable, according to Park Superintendent John Fullwood.
The huge, hidden cost of protecting homeowners
11/19/14 11:46 AMAs sea levels rise, as much as $1.4 trillion worth of coastal property could be threatened with flooding by 2100, by one estimate. But what will it cost to protect those properties? Now comes a hint at the enormous pricetag.
NC panel updating rising seas report to meet
11/19/14 9:42 AMMOREHEAD CITY, N.C. - The state panel that's updating a report that originally predicted a sharp rise in sea levels along North Carolina's coast is meeting in Morehead City.
Queen Anne's Revenge featured on television
11/18/14 10:59 AMThe Queen Anne’s Revenge, flagship of the infamous pirate Blackbeard, is the subject of a new documentary to air 9 p.m. Nov. 17 on the Smithsonian Channel, according to the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.
N.C. delays rules for power from swine waste
11/18/14 10:51 AMN.C. regulators have agreed for the third consecutive year to delay enforcement of state law that requires utilities to generate a small fraction of the power they sell from swine waste.
State approves new metals limits in water
11/18/14 10:41 AMNorth Carolina's Environmental Management Commission has approved long-overdue water quality standards that stiffen limits on metals, which can be toxic to fish and other aquatic life.
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