Salt Marshes and Oyster Roasts; Protecting the Coast

Salt Marshes and Oyster Roasts; Protecting the Coast

News Roundup: The New Salt Marsh Program has a new director, Educators in the northeast welcome a group to the office, Lost Fishing Gear Recovery had a successful year, and Join us at the upcoming Roast for the Coast.
A New Year at the Coast

A New Year at the Coast

It’s the start of a new year with new opportunities to improve the health of our beautiful coast! As you’ll read below, we are proud of last year’s accomplishments and have developed a set of ambitious goals for our work in 2024.
New Horizons for the Federation

New Horizons for the Federation

As 2023  winds down, I find myself reflecting on not only this year but the last 41. As you may have heard, I will be stepping into a new role at the Federation in 2024, and the highly capable Dr. Braxton Davis will be stepping in as Executive Director. 
Lake Mattamuskeet

Coastal Restoration Work

News Roundup: restoring Lake Mattamuskeet, construction at Sugarloaf Island, NC Central students, Coastal Review's Frank Stick series and gift ideas to support the coast
Celebrating the Coast

Celebrating the Coast

NC Coast wins big in state budget, Shellebrate the mighty oyster, building better docks, Jockey's Ridge living shoreline progress and more!
Wrightsville Beach Outrigger Canoe team

Wading into Fall

National Estuaries Week is just about to kick off, We The Water plunges into year two, Coastal Review wins big and Farm to Fork oyster tours
Kenneth S. Chestnut Sr. receives a special lifetime achievement award

Highlights from Coastal Celebrations

Read our summer news roundup including 20 years of Pelican Awards and Taste of the Coast, the Farm Act, STEM career day, saying goodbye to our summer interns and more.
Carolina Beach State Park wetland planting

Celebrating Coastal Stewards

Join us for our upcoming Pelican Awards and Taste of The Coast Celebration, learn about the Cedar Island Oyster Sanctuary, Jones Island cleanup, Empower Wilmington and more!
Gearing up for Hurricane Season

Gearing up for Hurricane Season

News Roundup: Getting ready for hurricane season, restoring wetlands, State of Change on PBS, upcoming celebrations and a landmark year for oysters.
Take Action: Protect the Lower Cape Fear River

Take Action: Protect the Lower Cape Fear River

The Cape Fear River needs your help. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites public comments until June 30 on a proposal by the State Port of Wilmington to deepen and widen the ship channel from the Atlantic Ocean to downtown Wilmington.
Maeve Arthur

Meet Our 2023 Interns

Meet all of our 2023 summer interns.
NOAA Officials present North Carolina Coastal Federation with a ceremonial check for grant funding

Oyster Summit Goes Big

A $15 million announcement and a spotlight on the state’s oyster resources greeted the about 200 that came together for the 2023 North Carolina Oyster Summit.
Building a Resilient Coast

Building a Resilient Coast

News Roundup: the 2023 N.C. Oyster Summit, saving salt marshes and restoring tidal marsh at Carolina Beach State Park
Spring in Full Swing

Spring in Full Swing

Resilient Coasts for Future Roasts It’s not too late to register and join us at N.C. Oyster Summit: Resilient Coasts, Future Roasts in Raleigh on May 9 & 10th. This summit will bring together oyster researchers, managers, harvesters, restauranteurs, state legislators, educators, and hopefully oyster lovers like you. This two-day
Coastal Happenings at the Federation

Coastal Happenings at the Federation

Roast for the Coast Supports Oyster Restoration It’s been several years since we’ve been able to host a big event in our southeast region, but this year we’re excited to announce that we’re having a Roast for the Coast in Wilmington. This fun-filled event will take place on March 11th
Surf City Living Shoreline © Alan Cradick

Surf City Living Shoreline

The Coastal Federation partnered with the Town of Surf City to install a 215-foot living shoreline designed and fabricated by Sandbar Oyster Company. This living shoreline is made from interlocking frames, together called the Oyster Catcher Substrate™ system, providing a tidal reef structure to optimize oyster growth. 
North Topsail Beach Living Shoreline

North Topsail Beach Living Shoreline

In 2022, the Coastal Federation partnered with North Topsail Beach to install a 175-foot living shoreline designed and fabricated by Sandbar Oyster Company.
Cheers to a New Year on the Coast!

Cheers to a New Year on the Coast!

For the Coastal Federation, this new beginning is an opportunity to build on our successes in 2022 and continue our impactful work to protect and restore our stunning coast.