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Sept. 3, 2010

Contact: Michele Walker, 919-733-2293, ext. 229

North Carolina Coastal Reserve Sites Reopened to Visitors

RALEIGH – Four North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve and Coastal Reserve sites have been reopened to visitors following an assessment of damage from Hurricane Earl. None of the sites experienced any significant damage from the storm and are safe for visitors.  The reopened sites are:

  • Currituck Banks National Estuarine Research Reserve near Corolla

  • Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve in Kitty Hawk

  • Emily and Richardson Preyer Buckridge Coastal Reserve in Columbia

  • Rachel Carson National Estuarine Research Reserve in Beaufort

The Buxton Woods Coastal Reserve on Hatteras Island will remain closed to visitors until Division staff are able to assess the site for damage.

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