The Coastal Federation’s southeast regional manager, Tracy Skrabal, is scheduled to present at the Center for Marine Science Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Skrabal will discuss current OS Cover 2016coastal environmental challenges facing North Carolina, and the Coastal Federation’s efforts to address these issues.

Topics will include improving the North Carolina economy through coastal restoration, protecting water quality by
decreasing polluted runoff, advocating for compatible industrial development in the coastal zone, and protecting our oceanfront and inlet beaches for public uses. Skrabal will introduce the Coastal Federation’s 2016 campaign strategy to protect and restore our shared coastal resources, and offer opportunities for people to make meaningful contributions to the protection of North Carolina’s coast.

Tracy Skrabal
Tracy Skrabal leads the southeast regional office in Wrightsville Beach and has worked with the Coastal Federation for 20 years. She holds a Master of Science degree in geological oceanography and a Bachelor of Science in geology from the College of William and Mary. Having held positions with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and as a private consultant, Skrabal has accumulated more than three decades of experience in coastal policy and advocacy, and the design and implementation of coastal restoration projects.

Due to limited seating, reservations are required. To reserve seats, contact UNCW’s Center for Marine Science at 910-962-2301. For driving directions and more information about the Center for Marine Science, visit