Saturday’s Save Rich Inlet Public Forum Rescheduled for March 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                      Jan. 21, 2016 Contact: Mike Giles Phone: 910.509.2838 Email: mikeg@nccoast.org   Saturday’s Save Rich Inlet Public Forum Rescheduled for March 5   WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – Due to the winter weather forecast for several areas of the state, the public forum scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23 on the proposed Rich Inlet terminal…

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Coastal Resident Survey

Last spring in the northeast office, a Duke student showed up on our doorstep. Her name was Dia Hitt and she wanted to know if she could do a project with us for her Community Based Management class. The goal of the class was to pick an organization that the student was interested in learning…

Model Industrial Development Special Use Permit Process

December 2015 Update Over the last 12 months, the Project Team convened at the New Hanover County Executive Development Center for sessions on Jan. 16, March 31, June 26, and Sept. 18, 2015. The directive for this committee was to find common ground and solutions by evaluating New Hanover County’s existing SUP procedures, identifying regulatory…

Rain Gardens Take Root in Coastal Schoolyards

This fall, the federation has been working with students in schools throughout the coast to maintain school rain gardens. The gardens are used as living classrooms and provide a number of hands-on learning opportunities for educating students on water quality, reducing stormwater runoff, and native plants and habitats. What is a Rain Garden? Rain gardens…