Local advisory committees for three coastal reserves are set to meet in December.
The meetings are open to the public.
The Currituck Banks Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Dec. 15 at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, 1160 Village Lane in Corolla.
The Buxton Woods Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Hatteras Village Community Building and Library, 57709 N.C. 12 in Hatteras.
The Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Dec. 16 at the Kitty Hawk Town Hall, 101 Veterans Memorial Drive in Kitty Hawk.
The committees consist of residents, partners and leaders who provide the Division of Coastal Management’s Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve staff with guidance and feedback regarding management of the reserve sites.
The North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve Program protects natural areas for education, research and compatible recreation. Since its creation in 1989, the program has preserved more than 42,000 acres of unique coastal environments at 10 sites along the coast.