Federation and Pine Knoll Shores awarded Clean Water Management Trust Fund Grant

PINE KNOLL SHORES — The North Carolina Coastal Federation and Town of Pine Knoll Shores are beginning an innovative project in Pine Knoll Shores to reduce flooding and protect local water quality. Portions of the east end of Town have historically flooded after heavy rains. The area’s high water table coupled with roads and driveways…

SELC challenges repeal of clean water protections on behalf of conservation groups

CHARLESTON, S.C. – On Oct. 24 the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of conservation groups challenged in court the repeal of clean water protections under the Clean Water Act, one of the nation’s bedrock environmental laws. The legal challenge, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, opens a major…

Federation takes part in annual Oystoberfest

WANCHESE — On Saturday, Oct. 12 Coastal Provision’s Oyster Bar and Wine Bar Café in Southern Shores hosted Oystoberfest. The fourth annual event featured oysters and provided guests an opportunity to learn all about them from those who grow, harvest and serve them. A portion of the proceeds was donated to support the North Carolina…

Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Restoration Plan approved

The locally developed watershed restoration plan designed to clean up Lake Mattamuskeet was approved by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality on Aug. 7. The Department’s Nonpoint Source Program staff says that the plan’s recommended projects to restore water quality are now eligible to apply for restoration funds administered by the State. “This approval helps…

Federation hosts public forum on Emerging Contaminants in Cape Fear Region

The North Carolina Coastal Federation, PFAST Network and UNC–Wilmington hosted Emerging Contaminants in the Cape Fear Region: University Collaborations on Environmental, Drinking Water Supply and Human Health Effects on Friday, May 31 in Wilmington. Composed of research presentations and a live Q&A, the forum served to provide a public conversation about the North Carolina PFAS…

Federation and partners remove almost 600,000 pounds of abandoned mariculture debris from Carteret County waters

In March 2019, the North Carolina Coastal Federation along with partners, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), North Carolina Sea Grant and commercial shellfish operations, wrapped up a two year-long project that removed almost 600,000 pounds of decades old mariculture operation debris from Carteret County waters. Volunteer groups with the federation, NOAA partners, and…