In 2013, the federation received phone calls from two Pamlico County residents, a farmer and a real estate agent, who raised alarms that wetlands were being cleared to be converted to farmland without permits. The Corps of Engineers had okayed the clearing, saying that ditches on the property had already
Ever wonder what a live shrimp, crab or whelk looks like? Find out during our weekly Touch Tank Tuesdays. This fun event connects children and adults alike with the many organisms that live in our local waters, including blue crabs, sea urchins, starfish, sea squirts and more! Drop in 10:00
Bland Simpson We’re proud to have the wildly talented Bland Simpson, UNC Kenan Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing, on our Board of Directors. He writes and sings of our N.C. coast, evoking its sights, sounds and smells, its people, culture and mysteries. On January 16, 2015 he was
In 2012, the Coastal Federation partnered with the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust to restore a portion of the shoreline at Springer’s Point Nature Preserve on Ocracoke Island. We designed and built a new sill of bagged oyster shells along the eroding edge of the shoreline, maintained the existing rip-rap
Student and teachers are visiting the Fred and Alice Stanback Coastal Education Center in Wrightsville Beach in increasing numbers. Since the federation’s education center opened on May 3, 2014 a variety of public education programs and events have drawn the public in to learn about the coastal environment.