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March 10, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - March 11, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
Promoting a Healthy Coastal Environment and Economy
March 10 & 11, 2015
This summit is hosted by:
Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership;
North Carolina Coastal Federation;
North Carolina Sea Grant College Program
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.;
- Including: guest presentation by award winning author, Rowan Jacobsen, from 5:15-5:45 p.m. in the Daily Planet Theater and legislative reception from 6:00-7:30 p.m.; and
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC
- Explore the economic and environmental returns on investing in N.C. oyster restoration, enhancement and production.
- Update the Oyster Blueprint for Action to rebuild N.C.’s oyster habitat, stocks and fisheries, and improve the state’s coastal water quality and economy.
- Discuss prioritized scientific challenges to implementing successful oyster restoration strategies in N.C.
Elected officials, economic developers, fishers, educators, interested people, scientists, resource managers, and shellfish growers involved in establishing public policy, research, monitoring, managing, growing, and harvesting oysters in N.C.
Guest Speaker and Legislative Reception
Rowan Jacobsen, award-winning author of A Geography of Oysters and oyster connoisseur, will offer an energizing and lively discussion about oysters from 5:15-5:45 p.m. in the Daily Planet Theater, just prior to the Tuesday evening Legislative Reception.
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2014 Oyster Workshop
The 2015 Oyster Summit builds off of previous workshops and Oyster Blueprints for Action. Please find more information about this previous work on the federation’s webpage.
Hotel Room Block
A block of rooms has been reserved through the N.C. Coastal Federation at Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown Capital (320 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27603) at a special rate of $79.00/per night for single and double rooms. Hotel reservations must be made by Feb. 16, 2015.
For more information, contact Erin Fleckenstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 252.473.1607.