on Jul 19, 2013 07:52 AM • Views 3431
Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen

WILLIAMSTON, N.C. (July 19, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is holding a public meeting July 23, at 7 p.m., in Williamston to seek input in developing a management plan for Lower Roanoke River Wetlands Game Land. The meeting will be held in Building 1, Room 14, at Martin Community College.

Wildlife Commission staff will use public input from the meeting to help guide management and user activities on the State-owned portions of Lower Roanoke River Wetlands Game Land for the next 10 years. The state-owned portion comprises nearly 10,200 acres in Martin and Bertie counties and is a popular destination for deer, turkey and waterfowl hunters, anglers and birdwatchers.

“We are seeking input from all users of the Lower Roanoke River Wetlands Game Land and others who are interested in how the property is managed,” said Lands Program Manager Isaac Harrold. “This meeting is not just for hunters and anglers. It is for wildlife watchers and photographers, birding groups, hikers, kayakers and others who have interest in the Lower Roanoke River Wetlands Game Land. Everyone is encouraged to provide input.”

The Wildlife Commission also is accepting comments and suggestions from people who do not attend the meeting. Submit comments regarding the Lower Roanoke River WetlandsGame Land management  online. Comments also can be e-mailed to gamelandplan@ncwildlife.org. Type “Lower Roanoke River Plan” on the subject line.

TheWildlife Commission will provide updates on development of the new management plan for the Lower Roanoke River Game Land on Facebook and Twitter.