Catherine Kozak

Catherine Kozak

Catherine Kozak is a contributing writer at Coastal Review. has been a reporter and writer on the Outer Banks since 1995.

View from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse looking north and showing Navy facilities.

Navy base’s wretched reminders include more than petroleum in soils

By: - November 2, 2023

BUXTON — Petroleum spilled and partially cleaned up at a long-abandoned U.S. Navy base at Cape Hatteras recently reemerged in clumps of peat soil after a storm. Last month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stepped up to take responsibility for the cleanup, even though its source is technically uncertain. But the diesel smell and […]

Waterfowl flocks on Lake Mattamuskeet

US Fish and Wildlife Service plans to chemically treat part of Lake Mattamuskeet

By: - September 28, 2023

SWAN QUARTER — Officials at Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge are considering permitting a relatively new pesticide in a trial project to study its effect on blue-green algae that has plagued the state’s largest freshwater lake. A draft environmental assessment of the proposed treatment on Lake Mattamuskeet was released earlier this month. Public comments are due by Oct. […]