The North Carolina Coastal Federation is the state’s only nonprofit organization focused exclusively on protecting and restoring the coast of North Carolina through education, advocacy and habitat restoration and preservation. Formed in 1982, the federation focuses on three main program areas: habitat restoration and protection; environmental education; and the encouragement of sound environmental rules and regulations and their enforcement. The federation’s headquarters is located in Ocean. It also maintains field offices in Wrightsville Beach and in Wanchese.

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