Building New Oyster Reefs on Roanoke Island- a Novel Technique

Building New Oyster Reefs on Roanoke Island- a Novel Technique The federation and volunteers have been busy building oyster reefs this summer out of recycled crab pots and bags of oyster shell. Volunteers from Youth Build in Elizabeth City, Jennette’s Pier Service in Science Campers, and other local volunteers have lent a hand to the…

Inspiring stewardship with the Latino Community

Inspiring stewardship with the Latino Community The North Carolina Coastal Federation teamed up with Mano al Hermano, a community-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower Latino families through education and positive integration programs. With grant funding support from the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, the federation supported Mano al Hermano’s summer literacy program this year.…

Remembering Joe Kilpatrick’s Rich Contributions to Our Coast and Our Lives

I met Joe Kilpatrick in 1983 during my first visit with the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in Winston-Salem. He provided a warm, friendly greeting, and gave me strong encouragement as the fledgling North Carolina Coastal Federation was just getting its footing. Thus began a friendship that lasted more than three decades. Joe helped the federation…

North Carolina Coastal Federation Annual Pelican Awards Winners Announced

Fowler Awarded Lifetime Achievement Honors Ocean— The winners of the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s annual Pelican Awards have been announced. The awards recognize exemplary work of people, organizations and groups to protect and enhance the N.C. coast. The awards were presented today at the North Carolina History Center in New Bern. “These awards recognize the…

Hyde County Restoration Project Begins

The North Carolina Coastal Federation partnered with landowners in Hyde County, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Hyde County Cooperative Extension, researchers at North Carolina State University and neighboring landowners to design a wetland restoration project that will benefit both land management operations in the Mattamuskeet Drainage Association as well as historically prime oystering waters in…

Whole Foods 5% Giving Day

Becky Peter 6/26/15 As part of Whole Foods Market Wilmington’s Community Giving Program, the North Carolina Coastal Federation was chosen as the recipient for a 5% Giving Day on June 10.  The 5% Giving Day program at Whole Foods showcases a local nonprofit organization in the store for one day, and donates five percent of…