Coastwatch Receives APEX Recognition

June 12, 2014 |

Coastwatch, North Carolina Sea Grant’s magazine, has received APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. This honor highlights exceptional efforts in many areas of publications. This year, Coastwatch was recognized in three categories.

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North Carolina Sea Grant Specialists Highlighted

June 6, 2014 |

North Carolina Sea Grant extension specialists Terri Kirby Hathaway and Spencer Rogers were spotlighted by their peers for contributions to their respective fields.

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Governor Proclaims NC Rip Current Awareness Week

May 27, 2014 | Katie Mosher

In the state of North Carolina, Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed June 1-7, 2014 as “Rip Current Awareness Week.”

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Beach Season to Focus on Rip Current Safety

May 19, 2014 | Katie Mosher

As Memorial Day approaches, a busy beach season is on the horizon. So, too, is National Rip Current Awareness Week that kicks off June 1 and runs through June 7. Designated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and the U.S. Lifesaving Association, the week promotes educational programs about rip currents — and how to stay safe while enjoying our beautiful beaches. Partners in North Carolina include local lifeguards, North Carolina Sea Grant, National Weather Service forecast offices and beach communities.

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Putnam, Doll Earn Regional Sea Grant Honor

May 14, 2014 | Katie Mosher

Gloria Putnam and Barbara Doll of North Carolina Sea Grant earned the Mid-Atlantic Sea Grant Outstanding Achievement Award for their leadership roles in the Currituck Goes Green Initiative. The award was presented at a recent meeting in Corolla that included Sea Grant colleagues from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.

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