NC Division of Coastal Management

1:24 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Comment Period Opens for Potential Terminal Groin at Bald Head Island

Imaging for the Bald Head Island Shoreline Stabilization Project, Including Phases 1 & 2 of the Terminal Groin Construction
Village at Bald Head Island

The comment period for a terminal groin proposal at Bald Head Island is now open.  If approved, this could lead to the construction of the first terminal groin in North Carolina since lawmakers legalized such structures in 2011.  

A terminal groin is a hardened structure which controls sand flow so as to rebuild beaches.  Mike Giles of the North Carolina Coastal Federation says if the island installs such a structure, they should remove the existing groin field made up of smaller, sand-filled tubes that slow down erosion:

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5:26 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

North Carolina Division of Coastal Management Announces Clean Marinas

North Carolina Clean Marinas are eligible to fly the Clean Marina flag and use the logo in their advertising.
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Twenty-three marinas in North Carolina have gone above and beyond the state’s environmental regulations. North Carolina Clean Marinas certifications were released this week. 

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