Terminal Groins

  • Work Continues on Rich Inlet Biological Study

    Figure Eight Island property owners last year voted down a plan for a terminal groin at Rich Inlet, but U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service scientists are still working on an environmental study for the project.

  • North Topsail Looks to Fast-Track Groin Study

    A firm in contention to conduct the environmental study for North Topsail Beach’s proposed hybrid terminal groin/jetty project plans to use data from a previous study to fast-track the process and save money.

  • Time Granted for Figure 8 Shorebird Study

    The Army Corps of Engineers has granted more time for federal wildlife officials to study the effects Figure Eight Islands proposed terminal groin will have on piping plovers.

  • Groin Project Threatens Tern Habitat

    The least terns are back at Rich Inlet and Figure Eight Island, but environmentalists fear that a planned terminal groin threatens their future there.

  • Terminal Groin Will Get Another Look

    The Army Corps of Engineers will amend its environmental study on the proposed terminal groin at Figure Eight Island to include the new design and location now preferred by island homeowners.

  • What Will a Groin Do to Rare Birds at Rich Inlet?

    That’s the million-dollar question. Though the federal review of the possible environmental effects of the proposed terminal groin on Figure Eight Island is nearing completion, federal agencies charged with protecting birds haven’t yet started assessing what the groin might do to troubled bird species.

  • Bald Head Seeks Permit for Terminal Groin

    Bald Head Island could become the first N.C. community to build a terminal groin since lawmakers reversed the ban on such structures. First, they must clear a number of hurdles.

  • Groups: Figure Eight Groin for the Birds

    Figuratively speaking, that is. The feathered kind, like the little piping plover, will likely suffer if Figure Eight Island builds its proposed terminal groin at Rich Inlet, environmentalists say.