Habitat Restoration

  • Oyster Restoration Partners Detail Progress

    Groups and agencies that have joined in a public-private partnership to restore and expand oyster habitat in North Carolina hosted Monday a behind-the-scenes tour in Morehead City.

  • Shad in the Classroom Boosts Recovery Effort

    Students across the state are raising and releasing American shad as part of the Shad in the Classroom program, giving them a chance to learn about and participate in the recovery work of the American shad.

  • Marine Debris Program Inspires Students

    Carteret County fourth- and fifth-graders learned about marine debris during the interdisciplinary Duke University Marine Lab Community Science program, including Tiller School students who shared last week their research and art.

  • River Advocates Celebrate Dam Removal

    The removal of a longstanding dam on the Neuse River in Raleigh is already having positive effects, advocates say, and a celebration set for Saturday offers a chance to see the changes firsthand.

  • Beaufort Hears Public Concerns Over Harbor

    Beaufort and the North Carolina Coastal Reserve held last week a Beaufort Harbor management public meeting to better understand concerns residents have about Taylor’s Creek.

  • Superfund Site Ideas Honor Town’s Heritage

    Concepts presented Tuesday for redeveloping Navassa’s former creosote plant site include not only commercial lots but also recreational amenities and features that recognize the town’s history and culture.

  • 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 with the construction of a $3.2 million 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.