Trash Talk

Outer Banks

Join us at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head to learn about marine debris, how it effects our environment, and what everyday choices you can make to reduce the amount of plastic in our oceans.  Nags Head | free for all | full details

Soundside Discoveries

Outer Banks

Visit us at the Jockey’s Ridge Soundside Access to explore this natural shoreline and it’s wildlife, and learn how you can help keep our coastal waters clean and healthy. Nags Head | free for all | full details 

Birding Cruises

Crystal Coast

Slowly cruise on a covered ferryboat through the estuaries in and around the White Oak River and Bogue Sound, including Huggins and Bear islands, looking for resident and migratory birds with local birding expert Joanne Powell. Swansboro | $20 for members (use promo code member) | registration required & space limited | June 11 | September 17 | October 15 | November 12

Jones Island Kayak and Yoga Trip

Crystal Coast

Paddle from Cedar Point to Jones Island – a scenic restored island on the White Oak River – with yoga instructor and federation board member April Clark. Participants will tour the island and enjoy a gentle yoga session. Cedar Point | $35 with kayak rental/$25 without kayak rental for federation members | registration required & space limited | June 17 | August 12

EarthWise Farm Workdays

Crystal Coast

People of all ages join us weekly on Wednesdays for farm workdays to work the soil, plant and weed. We harvest a wide variety of vegetables and melons to share, including squash, okra, tomatoes, cabbages, potatoes and peppers. Ocean | free for members | full details

Coastal Cruises

Crystal Coast

Come get a closer look at our coastal marshes and learn why they are so special. The cruise aboard the Lady Swan meanders through the estuaries in and around the White Oak River and Bogue Sound. If conditions are favorable we may also pull a seine net and scratch for clams. Swansboro | $20 for members (use promo code member) | registration required & space limited | June 14 | July 5 | July 19 | August 9

Pelican Awards and 35th Anniversary Soundside Soiree

Crystal Coast

Gather with friends of the federation to honor our 2017 Pelican Award winners and their inspiring stories of coastal stewardship. After the awards, raise your glass for the champagne Toast to the Coast, followed by a seafood reception with live music and a silent auction featuring the best of the coast, including gifts, getaways and more. Morehead City | $50 for members (use promo code member) | registration required & space limited | August 5

Touch Tank Tuesdays

Wilmington Area

Drop in for Touch Tank Tuesday (every Tuesday, June through August, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.) to see what kinds of plants and animals are living in the waters of Wrightsville Beach. The rainbow of wildlife to view and hold is never the same and often includes red and green algae, purple sea urchins, blue crabs and orange horse conchs. Wrightsville Beach | free for all | full details

Low Country Boil & Brew

Wilmington

Please join us for a day of family fun, delicious food and craft brews as we enjoy our first annual Low Country Boil & Brew at the new Wrightsville Beach Brewery. This festive event will offer fresh local seafood, live music, yard games and much more. Wilmington | $25 for members (use promo code member) | registration required & space limited | September 24

Volunteer Opportunities

Coastwide

Roll up your sleeves with fellow federation members to experience restoration projects first-hand. You might join us at a salt marsh, oyster reef or elsewhere in town to pick up marine debris. Various locations | free for all | full details

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