Beaufort adds Permeable Parking Strip to Soak in the Rain on Orange St.

Ocean, N.C. – The North Carolina Land and Water Fund recently supported an innovative stormwater project that is transforming a typical paved street in the Town of Beaufort into a stormwater treatment device. The North Carolina Coastal Federation and Town utilized the grant funding to ensure a scheduled capital improvement project to upgrade pipes and…

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Living Shoreline Construction Begins in Topsail

TOPSAIL, N.C. – The Town of Topsail Beach is partnering with the North Carolina Coastal Federation to install four living shoreline demonstration projects to reduce soundside erosion and maintain valuable fisheries habitat. Restoration Systems will begin construction on the first phase of the living shoreline this week along Banks Channel, near the soundside public access…

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N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to Renovate Washington Baum Bridge Boating Access Area

N.C. Wildlife Commission partners with North Carolina Coastal Federation and Dare County Tourism Board to renovate the Washington Baum Bridge Boating Access Area parking lot. WANCHESE, N.C. – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Washington Baum Bridge Boating Access Area will soon be renovated to include a section of permeable parking to soak in the rain.…

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North Carolina Coastal Federation unveils statewide roadmap to curb flooding and water pollution

Plan offers resilience solutions for roadways, buildings, farms and communities   Ocean, N.C. – On the heels of 2020 becoming North Carolina’s second wettest year ever, the North Carolina Coastal Federation is releasing a plan to address more frequent and intense rain events that cause communities to flood, and pollute waterways across the state. The…

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One hundred and twenty-three acres of Atlantic White Cedar trees restored

Formerly, Atlantic white-cedar was a well-established ecosystem in the peatlands along the Alligator River and in the Great Dismal Swamp. The trees thrived in the waterlogged, peat-rich soil, which is made up of partially decayed plant material. However, in the 1700s these lands were ditched and drained for timber and access.  Ultimately, many of these acres were converted…

North Carolina Coastal Federation Seeks Applicants for Environmental Award

OCEAN, N.C. – The North Carolina Coastal Federation is pleased to announce thecontinuation of the Coastal Stewardship Award in 2021. The federation is offering three$1,000 awards coastwide. The winners will be announced on April 1, 2021. The Coastal Stewardship Award was launched in 2019, providing one award of $1,000to a graduating high school senior with…

“Changing Minds On Climate Science”: A CRO series in partnership with the Pulitzer Center

Farmers, fishermen and residents in the easternmost regions of North Carolina are dealing daily with the effects of climate change, though they may have other explanations for what they experience. “Changing Minds On Climate Science” is a multipart series that goes beyond Coastal Review Online’s daily reporting on coastal environmental issues and the people here…

2019 Legislative Roundup

In January, the North Carolina General Assembly completed its 2019 legislative session. With the 2020 session not expected to begin until April, now is an excellent time to review the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s 2019 state policy work. The federation had considerable success in Raleigh last year. Some of our most significant victories include: $1.8M…

10 coastal stewards honored at the 2019 Pelican Awards

On Saturday, Aug. 3, the 2019 Pelican Award recipients were honored at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City for their outstanding contributions to protecting the North Carolina coast. Joe Ramus, president of the federation’s board of directors, served as the Master of Ceremonies and welcomed a sold-out crowd of 500 to the awards…