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

Join us on August 5th, 2023 for TWO Exciting Events!

The 2023 Pelican Awards AND The 2023 Taste of the Coast

The 2023 Pelican Awards and the 2023 Taste of the Coast Celebration will be TWO SEPARATE events this year! Make plans to attend one or both of these great events to celebrate our amazing coast and the people who make it so special.

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.

Double your impact this spring with the 2023 matching challenge!

The Challenge

This dollar-for-dollar challenge will match all gifts from NEW SUPPORTERS between March 1 and June 30, 2023—up to $100,000. This is an ALL OR NOTHING Challenge!






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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