The North Carolina Coastal Federation advocates for a clean, healthy coast at the local, state and federal level.
In Raleigh, the federation’s staff and our lobbyist, Rob Lamme, work on a variety of issues, including funding for coastal restoration, efficient and effective government protection of coastal natural resources and new investments in habitat protection.
In 2016, the federation’s lobbying efforts helped secure more than $1 million in state funding to restore the state’s oyster fishery. The federation also won a grant to match the state funding with $1.275 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The federation’s advocacy efforts also helped win $100,000 to employ local fishermen to collect lost crab pots off the North Carolina coast.
The 2017 session of the North Carolina General Assembly began Jan. 11. To keep up with coastal issues being debated at the state level, sign up for the federation’s Raleigh Report. Subscribers will receive the inside scoop on coastal policies — and politics — in Raleigh.