View previous posts and newsletters from APNEP.
View a list of open grants.
View APNEP's calendar and visit calendar links for other regional agencies and organizations.
News and information from the Albemarle-Pamlico region and beyond
Outer Banks industrial park sets sights on sailing
4/17/14 9:52 AMWANCHESE, N.C. (AP) — A wind gust jostled the Wanchese Marine Industrial Park headquarters as its director, Bob Peele, described why a new effort to attract the sailing industry here will succeed.
Appropriations chair backs Rep. Jones to save NOAA lab
4/17/14 9:52 AMBEAUFORT —The chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee has pledged support for Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., in his efforts to keep the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Beaufort lab open.
Rep. Jones asks USFWS for another hearing on red knot
4/17/14 9:51 AMWASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C. is calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to hold another public hearing on its proposal to list the rufa red knot as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Rachel Carson Reserve holding cleanup
4/17/14 9:51 AMBEAUFORT — The Rachel Carson National Estuarine Research Reserve invites volunteers to join them in a coastal cleanup for Earth Day on Saturday, April 19.
Making peace with bugs
4/17/14 9:51 AMWAKE COUNTY - In the middle of a forest on a 30-acre nature preserve on the outskirts of Raleigh, there are students walking around wearing blindfolds. The blindfolded students walk tentatively, arms outstretched. They are nervously laughing, as opposed to the guides behind them who are laughing loudly, in between giving directions.
Emergency managers challenged to educate public
4/17/14 9:50 AMORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Two of the country's top disaster experts on Wednesday challenged emergency managers and forecasters from Texas to Maine to help educate coastal residents and developers about hurricane hazards.
Engineers: Oregon Inlet too shallow to dredge
4/15/14 2:25 PMHATTERAS ISLAND, N.C. Oregon Inlet has shoaled to a depth of about 2 feet and is too shallow for dredging.
Congressmen scramble to try to save NOAA research lab
4/15/14 2:25 PMA century-old research lab near Beaufort may be saved from the chopping block, depending on the success of legislative wrangling by two North Carolina congressmen.
Pamlico Commissioners lose patience
4/15/14 2:24 PMBAYBORO -- Five months after asking the Army Corps of Engineers to investigate alleged illegal ditching and draining of wetlands on hundreds of forested acres near the Neuse River, Pamlico County commissioners have grown impatient. They fired off a strongly worded letter last week asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to send a representative to a meeting to address their ongoing worries about wetland draining.
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.
A fresh take on the region's salty affairs
APNEP joins iNaturalist
By Marie English, Education and Outreach Assistant, Americorps Member
Now that spring is finally here and talk around the water cooler is abuzz with plans for outdoor adventures and exploration, APNEP is excited to announce the launching of its first iNaturalist (iNat) project. iNat is a website and optional application used to capture and record observations or species sightings in nature. The goal of APNEP’s project page is to collect observations of plants and animals found in the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine Region. APNEP needs the involvement of citizen scientists on iNat to make this project successful. When iNat members share their perfectly-captured nature photos, they are helping to record N.C.’s natural resources and fill gaps in species data collection.
What is iNaturalist?
Anyone can become a naturalist with iNat! With an easy-to-use website and smartphone app, iNaturalist has become one of the most advanced forms of citizen science. It brings together all types of nature enthusiasts including scientists, hikers, photographers, birders, kayakers, fishermen, students, and many more. iNat is a place where users can record what they see in nature, meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world. Users record the “when", “what”, and “where” of the species they encounter while exploring the natural world. If enough people record their observations, it would be akin to a living record of life on Earth that scientists and land managers could use to monitor changes in biodiversity over time.