February 6, 2023

Entities Work Together For the Good of Many

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Dare County in North Carolina is the site of approximately 50 acres of land that is farmed with crops in the summer and in the winter, it collects water which floods local roads. The county has, in the past, teamed up with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, farmers who grow the crops and the land owner to share the cost of pumping the water from the parcel of land.

A new proposal would build a dike around the piece to contain the water in winter. No crops are grown there in winter, so having the water held within the parcel would not be a problem.

The advantage of retaining the water instead of pumping it into the sound somewhere, is it can be used as a wildlife refuge during the winter months. The county is also proposing that this opportunity could be used to provide Dare County youth, age 15 and under and opportunity to hunt game birds.

Another proposal is to construct bird watching stands for bird watchers to view wildlife.

It appears as though the cost savings would substantial and all sides seem to be in agreement to the plan.

Read more about the project here.

Tom Remington