State budget funds oyster restoration, crab pot cleanup

Both coastal conservationists and shellfish growers agree that the new state budget makes important new investments in the state’s oyster industry. North Carolina Coastal Federation staff members learned Monday night that the budget included all of the requested funding for oyster restoration and crab pot cleanup — two of the federation’s major projects for keeping…

Federation requests BOEM to review seismic surveys’ effect on fish

The North Carolina Coastal Federation sent a comment letter Monday to the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and a second comment letter to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), requesting the two agencies consider and discuss the impact of new information about the environmental effects of geological and geophysical oil and gas surveys — commonly…

Titan-Free Jamboree celebrates success of community efforts against Titan

The North Carolina Coastal Federation celebrated grassroots efforts yesterday, joining community members and other environmental groups in celebrating eight years of hard work against Titan America’s plan to build a cement plant in Castle Hayne. More than 200 people enjoyed free music, food and speakers at the Titan-Free Jamboree at Battleship Park in Wilmington. Titan…

Save Rich Inlet Public Forum, Saturday, March 5, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                      Feb. 25, 2016 Contact: Mike Giles Phone: 910.509.2838 Email: mikeg@nccoast.org   WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – Join the Coastal Federation Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Poplar Grove Historic Plantation, as we facilitate a public discussion on the proposal to build a terminal groin on Figure Eight…

Save Rich Inlet Public Forum, Saturday, March 5, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                      Feb. 24, 2016 Contact: Mike Giles Phone: 910.509.2838 Email: mikeg@nccoast.org Save Rich Inlet Public Forum, Saturday, March 5, 2016 WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – Join the Coastal Federation Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Poplar Grove Historic Plantation, as we facilitate a public discussion on the proposal…