on Apr 07, 2011 12:00 AM • Views 5024
Media Contact: Carolyn Rickard, Public Information Officer
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RALEIGH, N.C. (April 7, 2011) –Renovations to the Snow’s Cut Boating Access Area have been completed, and the popular Carolina Beach site is set to re-open to public this weekend.

The Commission received $500,000 in funding from sales of the Coastal Recreational Fishing License to assist in the improvements. About $400,000 from motorboat registration receipts also went toward the cost.

“When funding like this is available to upgrade such a popular coastal site, the boaters and anglers of North Carolina benefit from the improved access,” said Erik Christofferson, chief of the Commission’s Division of Engineering Services. “We are so grateful to receive this grant from the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, which allows us to make such a first-class upgrade to Snow’s Cut.”

Improvements to the site include more than 100 feet of additional dock space, plus new make-ready and tie-down lanes. The site also now has an additional launch lane, for a total of five boat ramps, 83 trailer parking spaces and 16 single vehicle spaces.

“The Division of Marine Fisheries is happy to work with the Wildlife Resources Commission on this type of multi-use project that provides fishing access to different types of coastal recreational anglers,” said Division of Marine Fisheries Director Louis Daniel.

For more information on boating in North Carolina, visit the "Where to Boat" section on www.ncwildlife.org.