CAPE ROMAIN - Most islands remain open in the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge.
Refuge biologists plan a Monday meeting to clear up confusion surrounding the recent closures of Marsh Island and White Banks, to protect roosting and nesting birds.
The meeting will be held 6 p.m. at McClellanville Town Hall. Sarah Dawsey, refuge manager, and Felicia Sanders, S.C. Department of Natural Resources seabird and shorebird coordinator, will talk about the ecological significance of refuge areas to the birds and management efforts underway to protect the critical habitats.
Angus MacBride, DNR law enforcement officer, will answer questions on state regulations in Cape Romain waters.
The cape is 100 square miles of waters and misted islands north of Charleston. A popular recreation area, it might be the most valuable nursery of coastal creatures in the region.