The cover of the Action Plan for Nature-Based Stormwater Strategies

Progress with the Nature-Based Stormwater Action Plan

The Action Plan for Nature-Based Stormwater Stategies Across North Carolina, leaders are using nature-based stormwater strategies to take on the persistent challenges of stormwater flooding. To combat this, the North Carolina Coastal Federation released the Action Plan for Nature-Based Stormwater Strategies on March 3rd, 2021. This roadmap, developed alongside The Pew Charitable Trusts, provides a…

2021 Pelican Awards & Taste of the Coast

Celebrating the 2021 Pelican Awards

After a year hiatus, the Pelican Awards and Taste of the Coast was back at the Crystal Coast Civic Center on Saturday August 7 in Morehead City to celebrate the 2021 Pelican Award winners. Each of this year’s winner have shown exceptional dedication to coastal stewardship. “Each year this celebratory event recognizes extraordinary achievements by…

The federations removes a derelict vessel from Lockwood Folly River

Hurricane Marine Debris and Derelict Vessels Being Removed from Brunswick County Waters

Brunswick County, N.C. – Working with Brunswick County and state partners, the North Carolina Coastal Federation has been focusing its efforts to tackle large-scale marine debris in the county since mid-February. The project includes crews of commercial fishermen removing debris by hand, and the removal of abandoned and derelict vessels that were damaged and linger…

Shoreline Plantings Wrap Up Several Large Living Shoreline Projects

OCEAN, NC — This spring, the North Carolina Coastal Federation partnered with Carteret Community College, the Town of Oriental, Carteret County, the Town of Pine Knoll Shores, community volunteers, students and contractors to complete several large-scale living shoreline projects in Carteret and Pamlico counties. Over 100,000 salt marsh and wetland grasses were planted, including smooth cordgrass,…

The Town of Pine Knoll Shores is working to reduce nuisance flooding by managing stormwater

OCEAN, NC — Stormwater from heavy rains, on top of already saturated soils, frequently cause houses, yards and roads to flood. These flood waters then become polluted runoff, degrading coastal waterways. The Town of Pine Knoll Shores and the North Carolina Coastal Federation recently completed a project with support of the N.C. Land and Water Fund…

Shucking Oysters

North Carolina Coastal Federation Unveils Statewide Plan to Protect and Restore Oysters

OCEAN, N.C. – Today, the North Carolina Coastal Federation released the North Carolina Oyster Blueprint for 2021-2025, an action strategy created by more than 50 contributors across the state to advance restoration, protection and harvest of oysters. This is the fourth edition of the Blueprint, which was first issued in 2003. “Our ambitious vision for oysters in…

Permeable Parking Spaces Installed at Ward Shore Park to Capture Rainwater Runoff

OCEAN N.C. – The installation of permeable parking spaces is one of many projects recently implemented by the Town of Swansboro in partnership with the North Carolina Coastal Federation. Using funding from the EPA Section 319 grant program, project partners removed sections of asphalt and compacted turf, and replaced it with rock-filled permeable paving grids…

Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Restoration Plan Virtual Meeting Set for April 15

WANCHESE, N.C. – Whether you live or farm within the Lake Mattamuskeet watershed, or visit the lake because you love to fish, hunt, or enjoy viewing waterfowl and wildlife, you can learn and ask questions about the latest actions to restore the lake from the comfort of your home.  A virtual public meeting will take place on…