It's Your Environment UNCW Center for Marine Science
During Safe Boating Week, we are reminded that North Carolina has an immense
marine environment that is valuable to both the state and the nation. It
contributes significantly to the quality of life enjoyed by its citizens and
visitors. The rivers, sounds, estuaries, barrier islands, inlets, wetlands,
and continental shelf support business, industry, commerce, recreation, and
tourism. In recent years, these resources in the coastal areas have been
subjected to increasing pressures from population growth and expanding
development. Careful use of these resources is essential to ensure
preservation of these economically, aesthetically and ecologically rich
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington and the Center for Marine
Science, as the state’s only public university adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean,
is committed to sound stewardship of our marine environment. Its existing
marine science programs and its faculty expertise enhance the state’s
leadership in marine studies, and provide an exceptional opportunity to teach
and practice environmental awareness and responsibility. For more information
on how you can participate in environmental programs offered at the university,
contact the Center for Marine Science at (910)-962-2301.
And remember: It’s your environment…take care of it!
Boat Smart...Boat Safe...Wear It!
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