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NC Sea Grant/NCSU/CEEG Chowan and Albemarle Algal Bloom Forum

algal bloom

Event Description

Scientists and community leaders will come together on Aug. 24 to discuss harmful algal blooms in northeastern North Carolina.

The meeting, at the College of The Albemarle location in Edenton, will start at 8:30 a.m. with public presentations. Then at 11:15 a.m., partners from universities; federal, state and local agencies; and community organizations, will hold a work session aimed at improving communications among organizations and with the public.

Both sessions will be in the Culinary Arts Building at 118 Blades Street.

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With funding from the Community Collaborative Research Grant program, research partners include Chowan-Edenton Environmental Group and scientists from NC State University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Other partners involved in the outreach program include Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, WRRI - Water Resources Research Institute of the UNC System, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s Beaufort Laboratory, the NC Department of Health and Human Services's Division of Public Health, and the Town of Edenton, NC.

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