NCDOT to Conduct Herbicide Spraying on Bodie Island Pond
Department of Transportation contractors will begin a
herbicide-spraying operation on Bodie Island Pond beginning Wednesday,
operation is part of a long-term wetland mitigation plan to manage an
invasive aquatic plant species at the Bodie Island Lighthouse and to
offset unavoidable impacts of the Bonner Bridge Replacement Project.
The spraying operation is expected to last about a week.
The effort will
entail herbicide spraying along the Bodie Island Lighthouse boardwalk,
which may be closed during certain times of the day while spraying is
underway. This project will not impact visitation to the Bodie Island
Visitor Center or the Bodie Island Lighthouse.
The Bodie Island
Lighthouse Pond has been identified by the State of North Carolina as a
Significant Natural Area. In addition, the National Park Service has
identified the site as a high priority for wetland restoration within
the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
information on the herbicide operation or the long-term wetland
mitigation plan, please contact NCDOT's National Park Service project
liaison, Steve Thompson, at (252) 216-6455.