About Us

Over the past 40 years, the North Carolina Coastal Federation has worked alongside coastal communities to protect and restore the unique North Carolina coast. As a member supported non-profit the Coastal Federation’s goals are obtained through a variety of programs and partnerships with people from all walks of life. Through efforts for clean coastal waters, living shorelines, thriving oysters, effective coastal management, and marine debris removal, the Federation and North Carolina’s coastal communities continue to work together for a healthy coast!

Happening Now

Oysters Uncovered

A Farm to Fork Experience

Join us as we celebrate North Carolina Oyster Month this October. Every Thursday during the month of October, the Federation will partner with Blue Water Grill & Raw Bar to offer a unique farm to fork experience. Registered guests will gather at the Federation’s Wanchese Office at 2:00 pm.


Learn About The New Center for Coastal Protection and Restoration

Connecting. Conserving. Inspiring.

The new Center for Coastal Protection and Restoration will address the needs of the coast by showcasing the leading ideas in sustainable design and coastal resilience, while using cutting-edge technology to provide solutions and educational opportunities to people across our state.

Bringing Coastal Issues to Life

Support Coastal Communication!

Your gift will help deliver higher quality news videos about the coast to screen across North Carolina.







We The Water

A North Carolina Coast Paddling Initiative

A 120-mile paddling campaign along Southeastern North Carolina to advocate for clean water, empower local communities, bring awareness of contamination and protect the most vital element of our lives: water.

This journey will tell the story of the North Carolina coast.


Our Work

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