on Aug 08, 2014 04:54 PM • Views 930
Media Contact: Kate Pipkin
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 8, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is holding a public hearing on Aug. 21 to take comments on adopting into its rules three no-wake zones established by the Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission and creating one new no-wake zone on Mountain Island Lake.

The hearing, which begins at 3 p.m., will be held at Cook’s Memorial Presbyterian Church, located at 3413 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road in Charlotte.

The three no-wake zones  established under Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission rules are at Neck Cove, Whispering Cove and Gar Creek. The proposal, if approved, will give Wildlife Resources Commission enforcement officers authority to enforce these no-wake zones. The Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission dissolved on June 30, 2014.

The fourth proposal, if approved, would create a new no-wake zone at the N.C. Hwy. 73 bridge.

The public hearing follows a meeting held in 2013 by representatives from the Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission, Duke Energy and the Wildlife Resources Commission that assessed no-wake zone needs for the 2,788-acre reservoir, which is located in Mecklenburg, Gaston and Lincoln counties.

Comments also may be submitted until Oct. 1, 2014 to regulations@ncwildlife.org  or to1701 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701.

For more information on the proposals, including a map of the proposed no-wake zones on Mountain Island Lake, visit the proposed regulations page on the Wildlife Resources Commission’s website.