FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                      Feb. 25, 2016

Contact: Mike Giles

Phone: 910.509.2838



WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – Join the Coastal Federation Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Poplar Grove Historic Plantation, as we facilitate a public discussion on the proposal to build a terminal groin on Figure Eight Island. The Figure Eight Island Homeowners Association board of directors is currently pursuing permits to build at 1200 foot steel and rock wall at the north end of the Island that would limit public access.

The free event includes lunch and is sponsored by the Coastal Federation, Audubon N. C. and the Southern Environmental Law Center and features the following panelists:

  • Geoff Gisler, senior attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center
  • Walker Golder, deputy director, Audubon N.C.
  • Stan Riggs, coastal geologist, East Carolina University
  • Robert Young, director, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, Western Carolina University

Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, March 2. To register go to: or call Mike Giles at 910-509-2838.

Directions to Poplar Grove Historic Plantation, “Event Barn,” 10200 US Highway 17, just north of Ogden and the intersection of Hwy 17 and the I-140 bypass just past Scotts Hill Loop Drive.