Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Restoration Plan to be unveiled Dec. 3

Published 6:34 pm Wednesday, November 14, 2018

SWAN QUARTER — The North Carolina Coastal Federation will host a public symposium on Dec. 3 to review the final Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Restoration Plan that was developed over the past two years. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Martelle’s Feed House Restaurant in Engelhard. The agenda includes a summary of the lake’s current condition and an overview of the priority actions that were selected by the stakeholder team. Additional presentations and panel discussions will focus on drainage water management, conservation programs and outline the next steps for the plan’s implementation.

The event is free to attend and includes lunch, but registration is required.

The draft plan is now available and can be viewed at Attendees are encouraged to review this draft prior to the meeting. The plan was developed through a partnership between Hyde County, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The federation facilitated stakeholder and public meetings and developed the plan for approval by the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s 319 Program.

More information about the plan and its development can be found This web page is updated regularly. Interested community members can also leave comments and sign up for a mailing list to receive email updates.

Questions about the watershed restoration plan can be directed to Erin Fleckenstein, coastal scientist for the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s Wanchese office, at 252-473-1607. In the event of severe weather, the event will be rescheduled and community members can call that number or check the website for more information.