Spraying along pond at Bodie Island Light to kill invasive plant

By on May 15, 2018

The pond is between the lighthouse and N.C. 12. (Sam Walker)

N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will begin a herbicide-spraying operation on Bodie Island Pond starting Wednesday.

The herbicide 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 what the NCDOT calls “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.

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  • Lorri Chambers

    What type of invasive plant? What chemicals are they using i? It is safe ???one more pile of government crap

    Wednesday, May 16 @ 9:04 am
  • Seal

    I’m lost on this one. What in the heck has this got to do with the new Bonner bridge ?

    Wednesday, May 16 @ 10:06 am
  • Ozzy3

    What kind of impact will this herbicide have on wildlife in the area?? Are we to expect dead sealife and wildlife to be found??
    Exactly what kind of “invasiveness” will be to the detriment of the bridge??

    This is WRONG!!

    Wednesday, May 16 @ 2:37 pm
  • El rico

    This is the time of year the water fowl are raising their young.do they really know the harm that would cause. Oh, this the same thugs that marched the Canada geese off to the gas chambers.

    Wednesday, May 16 @ 4:52 pm
  • dave

    See Ya Plovers!!

    Thursday, May 17 @ 1:54 pm