North Carolina House approved legislation to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Dorian

Last week, the North Carolina House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Dorian – including a number of ambitious new investments to make the coast more resilient to storms and flooding. The House’s $280 million dollar package provides matching funds to draw down federal relief funding, as well as…

SELC challenges repeal of clean water protections on behalf of conservation groups

CHARLESTON, S.C. – On Oct. 24 the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of conservation groups challenged in court the repeal of clean water protections under the Clean Water Act, one of the nation’s bedrock environmental laws. The legal challenge, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, opens a major…

Federation takes part in annual Oystoberfest

WANCHESE — On Saturday, Oct. 12 Coastal Provision’s Oyster Bar and Wine Bar Café in Southern Shores hosted Oystoberfest. The fourth annual event featured oysters and provided guests an opportunity to learn all about them from those who grow, harvest and serve them. A portion of the proceeds was donated to support the North Carolina…

Volunteers help assess growth and development of Sunset Beach Living Shoreline

Volunteers joined the southeast staff and interns for a lovely day at the pristine Waterfront Park at Sunset Beach to assess the development on the living shoreline constructed this past January along the Intracoastal Waterway. The project is a result of the partnership between the North Carolina Coastal Federation and the Town of Sunset Beach…

Federation achieves key policy goal

The North Carolina Coastal Federation achieved one of its key policy goals recently when the North Carolina General Assembly approved legislation that includes $3.3 million for the preservation of the Stroud Property on Bogue Sound in Carteret County. Protecting this property from development was at the top of the federation’s to-do list for the 2019…

Volunteers help maintain rain gardens at Bradley Creek Elementary

On Oct. 4 our dedicated team of volunteers and the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s southeast staff persevered through the blistering hot 90-degree weather to successfully maintain the rain gardens and stormwater wetland located at Bradley Creek Elementary School. The volunteers split into 2 groups to tackle the weeding, pruning and clearing of debris in the…

Students from the Outer Banks Field Site begin internship with the federation

Twelve students from UNC-Chapel Hill are participating in the Outer Banks Field Site, a multi-disciplinary program that takes place at the Coastal Studies Institute. The program consists of three lecture-based classes plus experiential education through field trips, a capstone research project and an internship. Students divide their time throughout the weekdays among various classes and…