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There was a time Lena Ritter never attended public meetings or made speeches, but when a developer wanted to turn pristine and undeveloped Permuda Island, North Carolina into a planned community of condos and marinas, she and other local fishermen fought back, and eventually Ritter became president of North Carolina Coastal Federation.
When Onslow County Commissioners rezoned waterfront property for high-density development, the Stump Sound Shellfishermen raised concerns about pollution run-off into the sound. After three and a half years of grassroot fights, the state Division of Coastal Management said no to a developer in order to protect shellfishing waters.
Construction on the Outer Banks of North Carolina is resulting in the creation of large expanses of impervious areas. Disposing of the runoff from these areas during storms in a manner that is not detrimental to the adjacent sounds and ocean is among the most pressing water management problems confronting the developers and public officials in this area. This article discusses the issue, potential design problems, the water table, and artificial drainage.
A study for the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission in1988 showed less than 12,000 acres of maritime forest remaining in North Carolina and found most of it in private ownership. The study predicted that at the current rate of development on barrier islands, most of the privately owned maritime forests would be destroyed or significantly altered in the next decade. Recommendations include developing local ordinances to protect the forests or acquire tracts of the forest.