- Published on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 23:33
- Written by Super User
By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Inlet Association is devoted to ensuring the shallow draft inlet that serves many in New Hanover County remains open to vessel traffic. The inlet is vital to the local economy serving commercial and recreational boat traffic as well as fueling the largest industry in the area; tourism.
Dr Christopher Dumas, an Economics Professor at UNCW, will be the featured speaker at the Carolina Beach Inlet Association monthly meeting on Tuesday February 5, at 6:00pm.
This month’s meeting will be held at the American Legion Post 129, 1500 Old Dow Rd, Carolina Beach.
According to the Association, the topic will be on the economic impact of maintaining North Carolina’s shallow draft inlets, including Carolina Beach Inlet. With funding to maintain the inlets drying up, the economic impact is much farther reaching than just loosing passage thru the inlet. Dr. Dumas’s speech should be of great interest to all local businesses along the NC Coast.
The CBIA is open and looking for new members, boaters, business people, fishermen, and the general public interested in joining the community effort to keep North Carolina’s shallow draft inlets, including Carolina Beach Inlet, dredged, open and safe for usage in the upcoming years. There are currently not enough adequate funds available at the State or Federal level to sustain any further dredging and the public are invited to join their community effort to keep inlets open, safe and useable.
For further info please contact: Robert Schoonmaker @ 910-264-1807 or Mike Britt @ 910-443-3652.