EEP Project Manager: Kristin Miguez
As an alternative to replacing a deteriorating bulkhead, a rock sill was placed along the shoreline and the marsh was established on the site at Hammocks Beach State Park. In addition to restoring spawning habitat for estuarine fish species, the restoration provided a buffer between developed areas of the park and the estuary.
EEP projects restore, enhance and preserve wetlands and waterways across the state. Goals include improving water quality, enhancing wildlife habitat, filtering pollutants, slowing floodwaters and reducing sedimentation and erosion.
The N.C. Ecosystem Enhancement Program's mission is to restore and protect North Carolina’s natural resources for future generations while supporting responsible economic development.
EEP utilizes receipts from its programs to restore streams and wetlands where the need is greatest by working with state and local partners, including willing landowners. The N.C. Department of Transportation and other developers voluntarily use EEP to move projects forward in a timely and affordable manner.