The only way to influence the plan now is to contact your elected officials.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the public meeting January 15 and sent written comments to the Corps by Feb. 3.
Even though the deadline for written comments has passed, you can still express your opinion of the Dredged Material Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement. Your elected officials in Congress would like to hear from you too.
You can find links to their contact information here.
The US Army Corps of Engineers and the National Park Service want to dump dredged material on Shackleford Bank's pristine beach, where it will serve little to no purpose, and reduce by almost half the amount of sand needed to protect Bogue Banks. What a bad idea!
Maybe you are the type that just trusts the Federal Government to do the right thing for Carteret County. If so, say nothing. Otherwise, speak up!
The 20-year Federal Dredged Material Management Plan will take effect next year, but you can still influence the final plan by voicing your opinion to your elected officials.