The Future Of Our Beaches

The management of coastal areas is the focus of another round of meetings scheduled in March.

The meetings are being held by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. DENR officials will update the public on the progress of the state's Beach and Inlet Management Plan.

The meetings in Eastern Carolina are:

Wednesday, March 4
5-7 p.m
Pine Knoll Shores, N.C. - Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, 1 Roosevelt Blvd.

Thursday, March 5
6-8 p.m.
Manteo, N.C. - Aquarium at Roanoke Island, 374 Airport Road

A news release states "the DENR divisions of Coastal Management and Water Resources are developing the state's first comprehensive Beach and Inlet Management Plan, a systematic management strategy for North Carolina's 326 miles of oceanfront beaches and 19 active tidal inlet complexes. The plan divides the state's coast into management regions and sub-regions."

The release reports "the first set of public input meetings were held in early December and covered the collection of available relevant data, discussion of existing management strategies, and delineation of the management regions and sub-regions. The presentations and public comments from the December meetings are available on the project Web site." Click on the related link below.

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