Stormwater Runoff Reduction project to protect Bradley and Hewletts Creeks

The Coastal Federation led a collaborative effort with the Town of Wrightsville Beach, the City of Wilmington, N.C. Department of Transportation, and UNC Wilmington to reduce the volume of stormwater runoff flowing into Bradley and Hewletts Creeks. If the runoff doesn’t enter the creeks, the contaminants it contains won’t enter either. This keeps the water clean and…

Doing Their Part: Realtor Action Day Cleans Up

The second Realtor Action Day organized by the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors saw huge growth, increasing from 400 volunteers in 2015 to 580 in 2016. “This has grown into our biggest event of the year,” said WRAR President Don Harris. “We teamed up with the Coastal Federation at Carolina Beach State Park to both…

Students Choose Service Over Sunbathing with Alternative Spring Break

Every year college groups come from near and far to the Coastal Federation to use their spring break leave for a good cause. Many colleges and universities offer Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trips for students to work and serve a community nonprofit as an alternative to traveling to a traditional spring break destination. The schools…

Teaching Living Shorelines

A new lesson plan on living shorelines and coastal erosion is now available for educators. The lesson allows students to explore how various shoreline stabilization methods influence coastal erosion and the surrounding habitat. Students rotate through four stations of the following shoreline models: Bare sand shoreline Hard structure protection method Living shoreline with planted marsh…