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NC - NC Coastal Towns Receive More Than $1 Million to Improve Beach Access

Three Cape Fear area towns are getting money from the state to improve beach access and parks.

The state Division of Coastal Management has awarded more than $1 million to eleven local governments and the N.C. Coastal Reserve to improve public access to coastal beaches and waters for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

“Each year these grants fund key projects that allow safe access and improved experiences for our residents and visitors along the coastal waterways,”  Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality Michael S. Regan said. “Now more than ever, this funding is an important way to support our local governments and our coastal economy.”

The division awarded grants to the following local governments and the N.C. Coastal Reserve:

  • Town of Belville received $191,550 for the installation a new non-motorized boat launch and replacement of the existing, damaged motorized boat ramp dock at Brunswick Riverwalk Park.
  • Bertie County received $146,772 for the Bertie Tall Glass of Water (TGOW) Project Phase I for installation of ADA accessible solar powered restrooms, paved parking and walkway, and a beach access ramp and 200 liner feet of beach mats to access a sand beach on the Chowan River.

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