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    • CRC Subcommittee to meet Thursday

      A state Coastal Resources Commission subcommittee will meet by video conference at 3 p.m. Thursday to continue the discussion of the development line and static line exception options on oceanfront beaches.

    • Science Advisory Board to Meet Aug. 31

      The state Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board will meet virtually at 10 a.m. Aug. 31 to discuss public health and environmental standards for hexavalent chromium and new mammalian toxicology studies for standard setting on GenX. 

    • Webinars Set on New Resilience Grants

      State Division of Coastal Management staff are hosting on Aug. 18 and Aug. 25 interactive webinars on a new grant funding opportunity for resiliency projects by local governments in the 20 coastal counties.

    • Pocosin Lakes Draft Plan Public Input Sought

      The public can submit to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service until Aug. 31 comments on the Draft Water Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge.

    • Onslow Shellfish Leases Hearing Sept. 15

      The state Division of Marine Fisheries is holding a public hearing Sept. 15 on proposed shellfish leases in Onslow County near Topsail Sound, near Permuda Island and in New River below the N.C. 172 bridge.

    • Explore NC Aquariums, Jennette’s Pier Online

      The N.C. Aquariums and Jennette’s Pier are together offering virtual programs and opportunities for the public to connect with nature and learning and stay engaged with animals and staff.

    • Federation Named for Oyster Project Funding

      The North Carolina Coastal Federation, in partnership with the Division of Marine Fisheries, has been recommended for $750,000 to add up to 15 acres of new oyster reef habitat to the Swan Island Oyster Sanctuary in Pamlico Sound.

    • Virtual NC Clean Economy Summit Aug. 20

      Gov. Roy Cooper will join the new Southeast chapter of the Environmental Entrepreneurs, or E2, business leaders and partners 1-3 p.m. Aug. 20 for its first virtual NC Clean Economy Summit.

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    • Featured Photo

      • Living Shoreline Work Underway

        Earth-moving equipment from T.D. Eure Marine Construction in Beaufort operates near a barge Monday, June 22, in the Atlantic Harbor of Refuge where a project is underway to build a 1,720-foot living shoreline to help keep dredge spoils from blocking the entrance channel to Atlantic Harbor. Photo: Dylan Ray

    • Featured Video

      • How to Identify Poisonous Plants

        North Carolina Cooperative Extension horticulture expert Matt Jones explains how to identify poisonous plants found across the state. This video is part of Homegrown, a video series by the North Carolina State Extension and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences that features  tips and tools from the subject-matter expert.