The 5-year management plan for the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve (NCNERR) is being updated and the public is encouraged to attend one of three public meetings that will inform the plan.

The public meetings are an opportunity for members of the local community to learn about the purpose of the Reserve and the management plan update, and to provide comments through structured small group conversations on current and emerging topics, program implementation (research, education, training, and stewardship), and community involvement. There will also be an opportunity to provide general comments at the end of the meetings.

The four sites managed within the NCNERR are Currituck Banks, Rachel Carson, Zeke's Island, and Masonboro Island Reserves. The updated management plan will cover 2016-2021.

Public Meeting Dates & Locations

Masonboro Island Reserve

Zeke's Island Reserve

Monday, October 27th, 6p

UNCW Center for Marine Science

5600 Marine K. Moss Lane

Wilmington, NC 28409

Rachel Carson Reserve

Wednesday, October 29th, 6p

Reserve Headquarters/NOAA

101 Pivers Island Road

Beaufort, NC 28516

Currituck Banks Reserve

Monday, November 3rd, 6p

Audubon Center at Pine Island

300 Audubon Drive

Corolla, NC 27927