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.

Summer Membership Drive

The Challenge

Become a member and while we put your money to work protecting and restoring North Carolina’s beautiful coast you get ENTERED into a raffle to win a weekend stay at the stunning Beaufort Hotel! After you join us, if you refer a friend you get another entry into the raffle.




You can help make 2023 one of our most successful years for restoring oysters!

Give Today!

Help launch the new Oyster Pathway and restore 20 million oysters coastwide in 2023!








Our Work

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