A public symposium will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3 in Engelhard to review the final Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Restoration Plan.
Stakeholders working for a year and a half on a plan to address the problems that have resulted in Lake Mattamuskeet’s impaired status are set to present their draft report Tuesday.
The July 10 public meeting for the Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Restoration Plan has been rescheduled for 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 18 and will take place in Swan Quarter.
The public is encouraged to assist with documenting the impact of extreme events within the watershed by submitting detailed descriptions and photos that illustrate persistent flood or drought conditions.
Hyde County and other stakeholders working to develop a watershed restoration plan for Lake Mattamuskeet are set meet Tuesday in the Swan Quarter.
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.
Hyde County, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the state Wildlife Resources Commission have joined forces to create a watershed restoration plan for Lake Mattamuskeet.
The Wildlife Resources Commission has recommended turning over the languishing Lake Mattamuskeet Lodge to a private company to develop into a hotel or restaurant.
A plan that will allow the state to collaborate with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the management of Lake Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge in Hyde County has birding and wildlife groups worried.
Photo by Debby Gleeson of Jacksonville.
A tranquil Lake Mattamuskeet mirrors the sky and an island on a winter’s day.
The largest natural lake in the state is in trouble. Everybody who has anything to do with the lake is worried, but no one really knows what’s causing the problems or how to fix them.