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

Celebrate 10 years of award-winning coastal journalism with us!

Join the new CRO Press Club

We are thrilled to celebrate 10 years of journalistic excellence by our award-winning online news service, Coastal Review, or CRO. Please join us in celebrating CRO’s success by becoming a founding member of the CRO Press Club, or by putting your business in the Sponsor Spotlight.



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.

You can provide a great future for oysters.

Support oyster shell recycling!

Your gift will help support native oysters throughout the entire ecosystem by expanding our oyster shell recycling program, Recycle for Reefs.





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.


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