College students spend spring break volunteering at the coast

We had such a great time with the students from East Carolina University, Ohio State University and Ithaca College who spent their spring breaks with us! A big thanks goes out to these students who spent their spring break working on coastal restoration and education here in North Carolina. [View the story “College students spend…

Federation, aquarium partner on oyster bagging workday

Last week, on an unseasonably warm February morning, staff and volunteers with the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and with the North Carolina Coastal Federation were hard at work bagging and loading oyster shells at the federation’s headquarters office in Ocean. That Friday morning oyster shell bagging event was the fifth group of the…

Swansboro holds first public meeting on watershed plan

Swansboro’s local watersheds are experiencing a decline in the quality of local shellfishing and swimming waters, mainly due to stormwater pollution. To reverse this trend, the North Carolina Coastal Federation is working with the town, stakeholders and partners to develop a watershed restoration plan that sets a framework for restoring water quality in Foster, Halls,…

Leadership Carteret visits federation, recycles oyster shells

The Leadership Carteret class of 2017 stopped by the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s central office on Feb. 1 for a presentation and barbecue with staff. Leadership Carteret is an annual program that brings together some of Carteret County’s top decision-makers and business leaders. During the 10-week program, members attend Wednesday presentations at organizations throughout the…