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

We The Water

A North Carolina Coast Paddling Initiative

Over three years, members of WBOCC are paddling the entire NC coast to advocate for clean water, empower local communities, bring awareness of contamination, and protect the most vital element of our lives:


The 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.

Specialty NC License Plate

Get Your Specialty NC License Plate

The North Carolina coast is spectacular. When you purchase a Coastal Federation specialty NC license plate, you help keep our coast healthy and beautiful.




Join us in ensuring a resilient, healthy, and productive coast!

Give Today!

Ensure a future where coastal habitats thrive, fish and wildlife flourish, educational opportunities abound, and the beauty of nature is accessible to all.






Our Work

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