Volunteers help improve water quality and restore habitat at North River Wetland Preserve

Recently, several volunteers got their hands dirty in an effort to improve water quality and restore habitat at the North River Wetland Preserve. The volunteers, many who had never met before, joined together as a team and planted 2,850 marsh grasses near the muddy shores of Ward Creek. Ward Creek, which starts within the preserve,…

AmeriCorps Coastal Community Engagement Specialist

Positions available in Manteo Office and Wrightsville Beach Office (one position at each site) The Conservation Trust for North Carolina is the host organization for AmeriCorps Project GEOS, a ten-month national service program in environmental education and outreach. Project GEOS stands for Growing Environmental Opportunities through Service. Project GEOS has four goals: 1. Make environmental education more accessible…

National Estuaries Week Events Not Dampened by Joaquin

Environmental organizations around the country recently celebrated National Estuaries Week. The North Carolina Coastal Federation hosted several events from Manteo to Wrightsville Beach to celebrate our spectacular coastal waters and wetlands. In the wake of a Nor’easter and with hurricane Joaquin looming, staff and steadfast volunteers from each region braved the elements to showcase the…

Remembering Joe Kilpatrick’s Rich Contributions to Our Coast and Our Lives

I met Joe Kilpatrick in 1983 during my first visit with the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in Winston-Salem. He provided a warm, friendly greeting, and gave me strong encouragement as the fledgling North Carolina Coastal Federation was just getting its footing. Thus began a friendship that lasted more than three decades. Joe helped the federation…

North Carolina Coastal Federation Annual Pelican Awards Winners Announced

Fowler Awarded Lifetime Achievement Honors Ocean— The winners of the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s annual Pelican Awards have been announced. The awards recognize exemplary work of people, organizations and groups to protect and enhance the N.C. coast. The awards were presented today at the North Carolina History Center in New Bern. “These awards recognize the…

Meet our AmeriCorps Project GEOS Members!

The federation is hosting three AmeriCorps Project GEOS members this summer, with one member at each regional office. The AmeriCorps members are working on a multitude of projects throughout our three offices, focusing on environmental education. Hosted by the Conservation Trust for North Carolina, AmeriCorps Project GEOS is a ten-month service program focused on environmental…