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Coastal Management News :: Releases :: Feb. 20, 2012

Contact: Michele Walker, 919-707-8604


N.C. Coastal Reserve, National Estuarine Research Reserve and Friends of the Reserve
to host “Masonboro Cafés” in Wilmington and Carolina Beach

WILMINGTON – Staff of the N.C. Division of Coastal Management and representatives from Friends of the Reserve’s local FOR Masonboro Island group will hold free, informal “Masonboro Café” events in Wilmington and Carolina Beach during the next few months.

Participants can join reserve staff for a casual discussion about the Masonboro Island Reserve, speak with staff and volunteers involved with protecting the island and its inhabitants, and learn about available volunteer opportunities.

            Location: Surf House Carolina Beach, 604 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach
            Dates: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and April 16 

Surf House, 250 Racine Dr., Suite 1, Wilmington
            Dates: 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 19 and May 21 

The Masonboro Island Reserve is one of 10 sites in the N.C. Division of Coastal Management’s Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve Program, which protects natural areas for education, research and compatible recreation. Since its creation in 1989, the program has preserved more than 41,000 acres of unique coastal environments at 10 sites along the coast.

Friends of the Reserve, or FOR, support the work of the coastal reserve program at the Masonboro Island Reserve in Wilmington.

For more information, please contact Stewardship Coordinator and Southern Sites Manager Hope Sutton at 910-962-2998 or e-mail her at



Last Modified: February 20, 2012

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