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for Coastwatch Vol. Issue 5, Holiday 2016
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Hurricane Matthew’s outer bands hit Eastern North Carolina on October 8th, but the damage from that storm will take months and even years to recover from. The Cape Fear, Lumber, Neuse, and Tar Rivers saw record-breaking flood levels and coastal communities experienced immense storm surges. Many people were displaced, but fortunately FEMA funds will assist with the efforts to find homes for those affected.
The North Carolina Sea Grant’s mission is to improve the natural resource management decisions made by the state. The organization believes the most effective way to accomplish their goal is to work with communities to improve public understanding of the issues. To succeed in this endeavor, Sea Grant has begun working with K-12 schools to better educate students about climate and natural resources.
Phil Gagnon, a resident of Emerald Isle and oyster harvester, discusses his oyster garden and encourages others to raise oysters as well.