The North Carolina Coastal Federation earns seventh consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

OCEAN — For the seventh year in a row, the North Carolina Coastal Federation has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator—the highest possible rating from the nonprofit evaluator. According to Charity Navigator, this is a level of consistent excellence that only 7% of charities achieve. “Being one of the top environmental non-profits is something…

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One hundred and twenty-three acres of Atlantic White Cedar trees restored

Formerly, Atlantic white-cedar was a well-established ecosystem in the peatlands along the Alligator River and in the Great Dismal Swamp. The trees thrived in the waterlogged, peat-rich soil, which is made up of partially decayed plant material. However, in the 1700s these lands were ditched and drained for timber and access.  Ultimately, many of these acres were converted…

Efforts Launch to Protect Water Quality and Oysters in Stump Sound

Chefs and diners covet what they consider to be the “Cadillac” of oysters that grows in Stump Sound in Onslow County. The clean fresh and salt water that mix together in the sound is perfectly balanced to produce large, firm and tasty oysters. Now thanks to a $75,000 grant to the North Carolina Coastal Federation…

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Swansboro and Coastal Federation Continue Partnership to Tackle Polluted Runoff

OCEAN – This year, the Town of Swansboro and the North Carolina Coastal Federation will continue their partnership to work for clean coastal waters. Plans are in the works to reduce polluted runoff entering Ward Creek from an existing street end outfall. The team will design and install an infiltration chamber at the public right-of…

North Carolina Coastal Federation Seeks Applicants for Environmental Award

OCEAN, N.C. – The North Carolina Coastal Federation is pleased to announce thecontinuation of the Coastal Stewardship Award in 2021. The federation is offering three$1,000 awards coastwide. The winners will be announced on April 1, 2021. The Coastal Stewardship Award was launched in 2019, providing one award of $1,000to a graduating high school senior with…

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Annual project cleans up waterways and employs watermen and women during a slower time of the year

WANCHESE – The North Carolina Coastal Federation is set to begin its seventh year of the Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project this week. Thirty-one commercial watermen along the northern and central coast will set out into the sounds to collect lost crab pots. With the help of various partners, commercial fishermen and women are hired…