||Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Program
||Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Office of Conservation Planning and Community Affairs
Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Program
||The Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Program (APNEP) was the first of the 28 National Estuary Programs established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through amendments to the Clean Water Act. The program is a cooperative effort jointly sponsored by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the EPA, and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. It is a community-based watershed program that focuses not only on improving water quality in estuaries, but also on maintaining the integrity of the whole ecosystem. APNEP¿s primary purpose is to implement the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) with guidance from its citizen advisory boards. The Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan presents strategies to better manage and integrate the environmental and economic resources in the Albemarle-Pamlico estuary. It serves as a guide for environmental stewardship and economic growth with the need to secure a sustainable future of the region. APNEP works with a diverse group of local stakeholders to make the protection of one of the nation¿s most significant estuaries possible.
||Varies from year to year based on focus: Primarily local governments, Council of Governments, Non-profits (NGOs), Universities, Public Schools. Rarely open to businesses/ vendors.
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