Partnership advances living shorelines in the Southeast

The North Carolina Coastal Federation is teaming up with coastal colleagues from Florida, Georgia and South Carolina to advance the use of living shorelines across four Atlantic coast states. The Governors’ South Atlantic Alliance, a formal collaborative between the governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, received funding from the Environmental Protection Agency to…

Milestone achieved in campaign for an improved Industrial SUP

UPDATE: On Nov. 3, there will be a New Hanover County Planning Board Public Hearing from 6-8 p.m. The hearing will determine the Special Use Permit recommendation the planning board will make at the Nov. 14 Board of Commissioners Public Hearing. Please attend and make your voice heard! On Nov. 10, North Carolina Coastal Federation…

Q&A with Ellen Gilinsky of the EPA Office of Water

  On Sept. 26, a group from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) visited coastal North Carolina by invitation from the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuary Partnership (APNEP). The group included officials from EPA headquarters and EPA Region 4. During their tour, ­­the North Carolina Coastal Federation had the opportunity to give them ­a tour of North River Wetlands Preserve…

New Hanover “A-Team” tours Wrightsville Beach stormwater retrofit sites

Local officials from New Hanover County joined the North Carolina Coastal Federation in Wrightsville Beach on Sept. 27 for a Walk the Loop for Clean Water tour, which highlights low-impact development (LID) techniques that collect and infiltrate stormwater runoff along the John Nesbitt Loop. Tim Burgess, assistant county manager of New Hanover County, took a group of department heads…

Commercial fishermen needed to help recover lost fishing gear

The North Carolina Coastal Federation is currently accepting applications for “on-water” cleanup assistance related to its annual Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project. This project is open to commercial watermen in North Carolina. Watermen are selected to participate in this program annually to help the federation and the North Carolina Marine Patrol remove lost fishing gear…