The Board of Directors of the Friends of Jockey’s Ridge has adopted support for the readoption of the Area of Environmental Concern (AEC) status for Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head.

Craig Honeycutt, chairman of the board, stated in a letter to the Coastal Resources Commission “The recent decision by the Rules Review Commission to potentially remove this crucial designation poses a significant threat to the environmental integrity and long-term well-being of this unique coastal geologic formation.”

The AEC designation acknowledges Jockey’s Ridge as a unique coastal geologic formation and places it under environmental protection. “It is a critical

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