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…

Figure Eight Island terminal groin application is incomplete, inaccurate

The North Carolina Coastal Federation submitted a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers Thursday requesting that the agency return the terminal groin permit application submitted by the Figure Eight Homeowners Association (HOA) as incomplete and inaccurate. The federation contends that the application does not comply with the Corps’ regulations or its application form instruction. It…

Federation releases stance on wind energy

The North Carolina Coastal Federation developed its position on wind energy this month following two public hearings about the proposed Wind Energy Area (WEA) off the coast of Kitty Hawk. “The North Carolina Coastal Federation generally supports projects that produce clean non-polluting energy,” the position summary document said. “At the same time, the federation strongly believes…

Update on the New Hanover County SUP

More than 55 supporters attended the New Hanover County (NHC) Planning Board’s Sept. 8 public hearing on proposed revisions to the county’s Special Use Permit (SUP) process submitted by the NHC Planning Staff. The North Carolina Coastal Federation presented several improvements to the county’s proposal to specifically address and identify heavy polluting industries. These proposed improvements…