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Hop on Board: The hydrilla guerillas are here
By Gloria Putnam, North Carolina Sea Grant
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.
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!
News and information from the Albemarle-Pamlico region and beyond
Editorial: Homeowners rate increase would be hard to swallow
10/23/14 9:44 AMOnce again, insurers who write homeowners policies in North Carolina want to raise rates – this time by as much as 35 percent for coastal residents and some residents of rural counties
McCrory attends CRC meeting, calls for proposals
10/23/14 9:43 AMGov. Pat McCrory at a meeting of the Coastal Resources Commission on Wednesday urged coastal experts to submit proposals for programs and policies that could later be used to lobby the federal government for increased funding for projects in North Carolina.
CRC won't fill science panel vacancies yet
10/22/14 10:29 AMThe chairman of the state’s commission that sets coastal development policy is standing by his decision to fill vacancies on the commission’s Science Panel after its members update its controversial 2010 report on sea-level rise in North Carolina next year.
Fishermen travel to Pamlico Sound to catch old drums
10/20/14 12:07 PMCatching a 50 to 60 pound fish is a dream to many fishermen and many travel to Eastern Carolina to do just that.
Governor set to hear about coastal issues
10/20/14 12:07 PMWILMINGTON — Gov. Pat McCrory will be here Wednesday to hear about coastal issues from the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission at the commission’s regular meeting.
Experts seek new ideas to keep Oregon Inlet clear
10/20/14 12:07 PMThe coastal engineer began his conference talk on Oregon Inlet with a joke - sort of.
N.C. officials investigate red wolf gunshot death
10/20/14 12:06 PMAn endangered red wolf in eastern North Carolina was apparently illegally shot to death, wildlife officials said Friday.
An optimistic outlook for oyster season
10/17/14 9:48 AMMOREHEAD CITY -- The oyster season opened in North Carolina on Wednesday, and officials with the state Division of Marine Fisheries believe the harvest will be a good one in most areas.
McCrory invited to hear coastal perspective
10/17/14 9:48 AMLeaders from North Carolina’s 20 coastal counties will gather in Wilmington to discuss shared concerns with Gov. Pat McCrory during an Oct. 22 N.C. Coastal Resources Commission meeting.
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