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The Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society is the official non-profit support group for National Wildlife Refuges in Eastern North Carolina Information below was released by USFWS and is available on their website at #NCRefuges News
National Wildlife Refuges in North Carolina
Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuge Complex
100 Conservation Way (P. O. Box 1969)
Manteo, NC 27954
252-473-1132 

Contact Bonnie Strawser 252-473-1132 X 230 
or Steve Brumfield X 224
For Immediate Release
July 17, 2019
Photo Release: Closure of Northern Culvert to Recreational Fishing Along Hwy 94 For Carp Removal Project
Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: USFWS

Caption: Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge will be temporarily closing the northern culvert on both sides of Highway 94 to fishing and crabbing in order to pilot an invasive carp removal project. This project supports the Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Restoration Plan to address the poor water quality of the lake. Carp removal, along with other actions to reduce the amount of nutrients entering the lake, will improve the overall health of the lake, including increasing water quality and clarity.
The Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Restoration Plan was developed through a partnership between Hyde County, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 

For more information, please call the office at 252-926-4021 or visit:   https://www.nccoast.org/protect-the-coast/stormwater/lake-mattamuskeet-watershed-restoration/