The cover of the Action Plan for Nature-Based Stormwater Strategies

Progress with the Nature-Based Stormwater Action Plan

The Action Plan for Nature-Based Stormwater Stategies Across North Carolina, leaders are using nature-based stormwater strategies to take on the persistent challenges of stormwater flooding. To combat this, the North Carolina Coastal Federation released the Action Plan for Nature-Based Stormwater Strategies on March 3rd, 2021. This roadmap, developed alongside The Pew Charitable Trusts, provides a…

The 2021 Carbon Petition

The changing climate has made North Carolina more susceptible to storms, flooding, and rising temperatures. To combat these threats, the North Carolina Coastal Federation and Clean Air Carolina petitioned the N.C. Environmental Management Commission to adopt a rule limiting carbon dioxide pollution from the electric power sector. The rule enrolled North Carolina in the Regional…

2021 Pelican Awards & Taste of the Coast

Celebrating the 2021 Pelican Awards

After a year hiatus, the Pelican Awards and Taste of the Coast was back at the Crystal Coast Civic Center on Saturday August 7 in Morehead City to celebrate the 2021 Pelican Award winners. Each of this year’s winner have shown exceptional dedication to coastal stewardship. “Each year this celebratory event recognizes extraordinary achievements by…

The federations removes a derelict vessel from Lockwood Folly River

Hurricane Marine Debris and Derelict Vessels Being Removed from Brunswick County Waters

Brunswick County, N.C. – Working with Brunswick County and state partners, the North Carolina Coastal Federation has been focusing its efforts to tackle large-scale marine debris in the county since mid-February. The project includes crews of commercial fishermen removing debris by hand, and the removal of abandoned and derelict vessels that were damaged and linger…

Microplastics

A recording of the 2021 Coastal Microplastics Forum can be viewed HERE Presentations and resource materials can be viewed HERE What are microplastics? Did you know that the average person ingests 100,000 pieces of microplastic per year? That number doubles if you drink bottled water. Microplastics are in our coastal waters, rivers, lakes, drinking water and food.…

Shoreline Plantings Wrap Up Several Large Living Shoreline Projects

OCEAN, NC — This spring, the North Carolina Coastal Federation partnered with Carteret Community College, the Town of Oriental, Carteret County, the Town of Pine Knoll Shores, community volunteers, students and contractors to complete several large-scale living shoreline projects in Carteret and Pamlico counties. Over 100,000 salt marsh and wetland grasses were planted, including smooth cordgrass,…

A Proven Plan for North Carolina Climate Action

The changing climate has made North Carolina more susceptible to storms, flooding, and rising temperatures. To combat these threats, the North Carolina Coastal Federation and Clean Air Carolina have petitioned the N.C. Environmental Management Commission to adopt a rule limiting carbon dioxide pollution from the electric power sector. The rule would enroll North Carolina in…