Tuesday, January 14, 2014

NC CAMA Meeting in Plymouth

N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Release: Immediate
Date: 2014-01-13
Contact: Michele Walker
E-mail: Michele.Walker@ncdenr.gov
Phone: 919-707-8604
N.C. Division of Coastal Management helping host planning workshop in Plymouth

RALEIGH – The state Division of Coastal Management is co-hosting a regional workshop to discuss future directions for the N.C. Coastal Area Management Act Land Use Planning Program.

The workshop will be from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Vernon G. James Research and Extension Center in Plymouth. The meeting will be an opportunity for local planning staff and elected officials to work with other community leaders, stakeholders, and state planning staff on the state’s coastal planning program.

The state coastal agency is co-hosting the workshop with theAlbemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, theBusiness Alliance for a Sound Economy and the North Carolina Coastal Federation.

Local governments in Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties and their respective municipalities are invited to participate. Elected officials and local professional planning staff will have an opportunity to discuss past experiences with the Coastal Area Management Act Land Use Planning Program under existing state planning guidelines. Participants will work with staff from the state Division of Coastal Management to consider new opportunities for technical assistance, streamlined plan reviews, and reduced local planning burdens through improved coordination with other planning requirements and activities.

The workshop is free, but registration is required. Visit www.nccoastaltraining.net to register and download an agenda.

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