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Lake Mattamuskeet Plan to be Unveiled

The final draft of  the watershed management plan for Lake Mattamuskeet, shown here, will be presented Dec. 3. Photo: Contributed

SWAN QUARTER — After two years of development, the final Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Restoration plan will be unveiled during a public symposium.

The North Carolina Coastal Federation will host the meeting set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3 at Martelle’s Feed House Restaurant in Engelhard. Registration is required for the free event that will include lunch. Attendees are encouraged to review the draft available online before the meeting.

The meeting agenda includes a summary of the lake’s condition and an overview of the priority actions that were selected by the stakeholder team, according to the press release. Additional presentations and panel discussions will focus on drainage water management, conservation programs and outline the next steps for the plan’s implementation.

The plan was developed through a partnership between Hyde County, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The federation facilitated stakeholder and public meetings and developed the plan for approval by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s 319 Program.

Contact Erin Fleckenstein, coastal scientist for the federation’s Wanchese office, at 252-473-1607 for more information. In the event of severe weather, the event will be rescheduled. Contact the Wanchese office or check the website for more information.

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