The meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in Swan Quarter is to cover the latest efforts to restore the lake’s water quality and reduce flooding.
Grants are available for beach, shoreline and water management projects in the 20 coastal counties.
Environmental advocates who pressed for tighter standards than first proposed say the result is the nation’s most stringent limits on discharges of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
The deadline is 5 p.m. Sept. 30 for towns and counties to apply for a new state-run program that offers funding opportunities for stormwater management projects.
Lewis, who joined Coastal Carolina Riverwatch earlier this summer, has a master’s in coastal and ocean policy from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Duke University environmental scientists urge communities to begin long-term planning for the increase in flooding and resulting pollution during extreme storms made worse by climate change.
Previous mapping efforts have shown declines in submerged aquatic vegetation.
The We the Water initiative kicks off Sept. 14, when the Wrightsville Beach Outrigger Canoe Club sets out to paddle the entire North Carolina coast over the course of three years.
The advisory is for an area at the public beach access at ramp No. 55 off Museum Drive in Hatteras.
A lightning strike is blamed for the discharge of as much as 100,000 gallons of untreated wastewater into Waters Bay.
The funds are to help pay for 385 projects total statewide, including 140 construction projects.
With the current project to build an oyster sanctuary near Cedar Island, the Division of Marine Fisheries is getting closer to its goal of 500 acres of protected oyster reefs in Pamlico Sound by 2026.
The Division of Water Resources Basin Planning Branch, working with the nonprofit Cape Fear River Assembly, has created a survey to help guide efforts to develop a Cape Fear River Basin water resources management plan.
Work is set to begin on a project to protect Sugarloaf Island in Morehead City from shoreline erosion and restore habitat.
The funding supports work to help coastal communities mitigate and adapt to the increasingly intense natural hazards of a warming planet.
Department of Environmental Quality staff are expected to present information regarding the EPA’s reference doses for PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and PFBS, bioaccumulation factors and potential uses.