Economic summit, March 22-23, to convene diverse group of speakers

Investment in coastal restoration is critical to improve and protect the long-term success of North Carolina’s coastal economy. On March 22-23 in Raleigh, the North Carolina Coastal Federation will host a summit titled Sound Economic Development: Creating a Rising Tide for the North Carolina Coast. The summit will convene elected and appointed officials, academia, businesses,…

NOAA recommends federation receive $1.275 million grant

The North Carolina Coastal Federation has been recommended to receive $1.275 million for oyster restoration in the Pamlico Sound by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with the potential to receive a total of $4.275 million over a three-year period. NOAA announced Wednesday the 17 coastal and marine habitat restoration projects it is recommending to…

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…

Fixing the Coast is Good for Economy

The benefits of restoring North Carolina’s coastline extend beyond the state’s environment, infusing millions of dollars into local economies, according to a recent report that will be unveiled in Raleigh on Tuesday. Coastal Restoration and Community Economic Development in North Carolina, a study of RTI International, examined the economic effects on local economies of four…