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South River Oyster Reef Construction Slated For Spring

North Carolina Coastal Federation

The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries in partnership with the North Carolina Coastal Federation will construct a 15-acre oyster reef near the Pamlico Sound.  The restoration project is part of a goal to restore 50 million oysters in North Carolina waters by 2020. 

Credit North Carolina Coastal Federation
Materials for this year's project started arriving last week. Eight trucks will make approximately four trips per day and deliver 20-25 tons of material with each trip to N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries' South River facility. It will take a month or two before all the materials for the sanctuary are on site.

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.