From 2015-2018, the North Carolina Coastal Federation was a host site for a 10-month national service program in environmental education and outreach with AmeriCorps. The program focused on connecting people to the outdoors, while also developing future leaders in conservation. The federation hopes to continue this partnership in the future.

AmeriCorps Coastal Community Engagement Specialist

Kristin recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a major in environmental studies. Although she spent most of her college years inland, Kristin grew up on the coast of Long Island and North Carolina. She has always been passionate about coastal habitats, but this passion was solidified when she spent…

AmeriCorps Coastal Community Engagement Specialist Kate is a former federation intern who earned a Bachelor of Science in environmental science with a minor in geospatial technologies and a concentration in environmental conservation from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is originally from the Adirondack Mountains and moved to Wilmington in 2012, where she grew to love the…

2018 AmeriCorps Members
Kristin Gibson served a total of 1740 hours at the federation’s central office and Reilly Kelly served a total of 1738 hours at the federation’s Wanchese office. The Conservation Trust for North Carolina managed the program, which included a total of 14 host sites across the state and contributed to the education of over 22,000 individuals.

2017 AmeriCorps Members
Madison Douthitt served five months and 902.5 hours at the federation’s Wanchese office. The Conservation Trust for North Carolina managed the program, which included a total of 14 host sites across the state and contributed to the education of over 22,000 individuals.

2016 AmeriCorps Members
Erica Connery served 13 months and 2,614 hours at the federation’s Wanchese office, while Nina Quaratella served 13 months and 2,720 hours with the Wrightsville Beach office. The Conservation Trust for North Carolina managed the program, which included a total of 14 host sites across the state and contributed to the education of over 22,000 individuals.

2015 AmeriCorps Members
Amanda Miller served 1,511 hours with the federation’s Manteo office, while Zachary Lee served 1,816 hours at the Wrightsville Beach office. The Conservation Trust for North Carolina managed the program, which included a total of 14 host sites across the state and contributed to the education of over 22,000 individuals.