Washington Baum Bridge Permeable Parking

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Permeable Parking Project

The Washington Baum Boating Access Area on Roanoke Island in Dare County now includes 6,903 square feet of permeable parking that allows rainwater to soak into the ground instead of flowing into Roanoake Sound.

Meet Our 2020 Interns

Central Interns Ella Harlacher I knew I wanted to intern at an environmental organization, so when the Coastal Federation visited my school I decided I would reach out to learn more. My marine science teacher was supportive and informed me of how welcoming the staff is, which is definitely the
The Town of Pine Knoll Shores is working to reduce nuisance flooding by managing stormwater

The Town of Pine Knoll Shores is working to reduce nuisance flooding by managing stormwater

Photo By: Brain Kramer OCEAN, NC — Stormwater from heavy rains, on top of already saturated soils, frequently cause houses, yards and roads to flood. These flood waters then become polluted runoff, degrading coastal waterways. The Town of Pine Knoll Shores and the North Carolina Coastal Federation recently completed a project
Shucking Oysters

North Carolina Coastal Federation Unveils Statewide Plan to Protect and Restore Oysters

Photo By: Daniel Pullen OCEAN, N.C. - Today, the North Carolina Coastal Federation released the North Carolina Oyster Blueprint for 2021-2025, an action strategy created by more than 50 contributors across the state to advance restoration, protection and harvest of oysters. This is the fourth edition of the Blueprint, which
Oyster farmer working on oyster lease

Ramping Up Programs to Help Oyster Farmers

In an unprecedented display of bipartisanship, the General Assembly passed SB 648 in 2019 adopting many of the strategy’s recommendations. The bill recognized the potential economic value of shellfish aquaculture in our state, especially as a future economic driver in uniquely economically stressed coastal regions. The bill also called for
Permeable Parking Spaces Installed at Ward Shore Park to Capture Rainwater Runoff

Permeable Parking Spaces Installed at Ward Shore Park to Capture Rainwater Runoff

OCEAN N.C. - The installation of permeable parking spaces is one of many projects recently implemented by the Town of Swansboro in partnership with the North Carolina Coastal Federation. Using funding from the EPA Section 319 grant program, project partners removed sections of asphalt and compacted turf, and replaced it
Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Restoration Plan Virtual Meeting Set for April 15

Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Restoration Plan Virtual Meeting Set for April 15

WANCHESE, N.C. - Whether you live or farm within the Lake Mattamuskeet watershed, or visit the lake because you love to fish, hunt, or enjoy viewing waterfowl and wildlife, you can learn and ask questions about the latest actions to restore the lake from the comfort of your home.  A virtual public
Results and Reflections on the 2021 Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project

Results and Reflections on the 2021 Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project

WANCHESE, N.C. - The Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project led by the North Carolina Coastal Federation in January, involved 60 commercial watermen and women who worked throughout the northeast and central coasts of North Carolina. Their efforts were focused on collecting lost crab pots as part of a marine debris removal
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Three High School Seniors Honored by the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s Expanded Awards Program

OCEAN, N.C. - The North Carolina Coastal Federation is honoring three graduating high school seniors with outstanding dedication to our coastal environment with the 2021 Coastal Stewardship Award. High school seniors from the 20 North Carolina coastal counties were invited to apply for the award and share their accomplishments and
Beaufort adds Permeable Parking Strip to Soak in the Rain on Orange St.

Beaufort adds Permeable Parking Strip to Soak in the Rain on Orange St.

Ocean, N.C. - The North Carolina Land and Water Fund recently supported an innovative stormwater project that is transforming a typical paved street in the Town of Beaufort into a stormwater treatment device. The North Carolina Coastal Federation and Town utilized the grant funding to ensure a scheduled capital improvement
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Conservation Corps Partners with Coastal Federation to Restore Coast

OCEAN, N.C. - This spring, Conservation Corps North Carolina (CCNC) will work alongside the North Carolina Coastal Federation to complete several restoration projects. This partnership is made possible by a generous grant from Duke Energy Foundation. "We’re pleased to support projects like this that protect and expand access to North
Oyster Bag Living Shoreline

Living Shoreline Construction Begins in Topsail

Oyster bag living shorelines effectively stabilize eroding shorelines and also preserve the coastal environment. Photo By: Restoration Systems LLC TOPSAIL, N.C. - The Town of Topsail Beach is partnering with the North Carolina Coastal Federation to install four living shoreline demonstration projects to reduce soundside erosion and maintain valuable fisheries
Abandoned Vessel

Abandoned Vessel Removal to Begin in March

One of the many derelict vessels from Hurricane Florence that will soon be removed from the environment. OCEAN, N.C. - Once seaworthy vessels, now damaged or sunk along the coast, are slated for removal beginning in March. Working with state and local partners, the North Carolina Coastal Federation is ramping
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N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to Renovate Washington Baum Bridge Boating Access Area

N.C. Wildlife Commission partners with North Carolina Coastal Federation and Dare County Tourism Board to renovate the Washington Baum Bridge Boating Access Area parking lot. WANCHESE, N.C. - The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Washington Baum Bridge Boating Access Area will soon be renovated to include a section of permeable parking
River Bluffs

North Carolina Coastal Federation unveils statewide roadmap to curb flooding and water pollution

Plan offers resilience solutions for roadways, buildings, farms and communities Ocean, N.C. - On the heels of 2020 becoming North Carolina’s second wettest year ever, the North Carolina Coastal Federation is releasing a plan to address more frequent and intense rain events that cause communities to flood, and pollute waterways
Rocky Mount Ave. Living Shoreline

Topsail Beach Living Shoreline

Town of Topsail Beach partners with North Carolina Coastal Federation on sound side living shoreline projects The Town of Topsail Beach partnered with the Coastal Federation to install four living shoreline demonstration projects to reduce sound side erosion and maintain valuable fisheries habitat. The first living shoreline project was completed
Carteret Community College Shoreline Restoration and Stormwater Runoff Reduction

Carteret Community College Shoreline Restoration and Stormwater Runoff Reduction

Along the shoreline at the Carteret Community College campus in Morehead City, a variety of living shoreline approaches were installed to demonstrate environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional shoreline stabilization methods.
Secretary of Interior to Pause New Oil and Gas Leases on Public Lands

Secretary of Interior to Pause New Oil and Gas Leases on Public Lands

On Jan. 27, President Biden signed an Executive Order that directs the Secretary of the Interior to pause new oil and natural gas leases on public lands and offshore waters to the extent possible. This action represents a significant step towards the permanent protection of our coast from the impacts