Habitat Restoration

  • Sturgeon City Expansion Marks New Phase

    Sturgeon City, the former Jacksonville wastewater treatment plant repurposed as an environmental educational center, looks to expand its community outreach and opportunities with the construction of a $3.2 million, 11,000-square-foot building for classes, conferences and weddings.

  • Conflicts Could Curb Aquaculture’s Growth

    N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries Director Steve Murphey, speaking last week to a legislative committee on agricultural, natural and economic resources, said shellfish aquaculture is gaining momentum but facing challenges.

  • Groups Try New Strategy on Debris Problem

    Local governments and environmental groups are taking a new, more strategic approach to address the problem of rubbish, derelict fishing gear and abandoned vessels along the N.C. coast.

  • NC, VA Renew Effort To Manage Estuary

    North Carolina and Virginia have updated a partnership to more effectively manage the Albemarle-Pamlico estuary, the second largest estuary in the continental United States.

  • Palmetto-Peartree Preserve to Change Hands

    The neglected Palmetto-Peartree Preserve in Tyrrell County, a habitat for the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, is in the process of being transferred to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

  • Navassa: Contamination at ‘Various Levels’

    Health and environmental concerns are top priority for Navassa residents affected by the 251-acre Superfund site in Brunswick County that has varying levels of creosote contamination in the soil and groundwater.

  • Benefits of ORV Restrictions Outweigh Costs

    The economic benefits of biodiversity and habitat preservation from off-road vehicle restrictions put in place in 2012 on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore far outweigh the costs, according to a recent study.

  • Beaufort Applies For Marine Debris Grant

    Beaufort commissioners recently approved applying for a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration marine debris removal grant to begin cleaning up Taylor’s Creek and adjacent waters.

  • Burr Hears Lake Mattamuskeet Concerns

    Sen. Richard Burr recently met with Hyde County officials to hear their concerns about federal money for flood mitigation, storm recovery and restoration of Lake Mattamuskeet’s watershed and its lodge.

  • Officials Look to Clean Up Taylor’s Creek

    Stakeholders from various agencies, including the town of Beaufort, the Coast Guard and the Rachel Carson Reserve, met recently to outline a plan to address the longstanding problems of marine debris and illegal moorings in Taylor’s Creek.

  • Navassa’s Soil Contamination Contained

    Samples from more than 50 wells on and around the former Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. site show that creosote contamination is not spreading beyond the 251-acre Superfund site, officials said Tuesday.

  • Catching Waves to Save Historic Shoreline

    The effort to restore and protect the eroded shoreline at the Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site hinges largely on technology that absorbs the energy of destructive waves created by passing ships.