Federation joins Outer Banks’ Surfrider Foundation for annual Beach Sweep

The North Carolina Coastal Federation was pleased to act as Avalon Pier’s zone captain for the Outer Banks’ Surfrider Foundation’s annual Beach Sweep and TrashFest last month, where 120 volunteers gathered at multiple beach accesses to remove trash from the beach. Other organizations including the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island, Jennette’s Pier, Kitty Hawk…

Federation takes part in annual Oystoberfest

WANCHESE — On Saturday, Oct. 12 Coastal Provision’s Oyster Bar and Wine Bar Café in Southern Shores hosted Oystoberfest. The fourth annual event featured oysters and provided guests an opportunity to learn all about them from those who grow, harvest and serve them. A portion of the proceeds was donated to support the North Carolina…

Students from the Outer Banks Field Site begin internship with the federation

Twelve students from UNC-Chapel Hill are participating in the Outer Banks Field Site, a multi-disciplinary program that takes place at the Coastal Studies Institute. The program consists of three lecture-based classes plus experiential education through field trips, a capstone research project and an internship. Students divide their time throughout the weekdays among various classes and…

Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Restoration Plan approved

The locally developed watershed restoration plan designed to clean up Lake Mattamuskeet was approved by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality on Aug. 7. The Department’s Nonpoint Source Program staff says that the plan’s recommended projects to restore water quality are now eligible to apply for restoration funds administered by the State. “This approval helps…

North Carolina teachers spend time with the federation during summer workshops

This summer, the northeast office and the central office each hosted a teacher workshop. Teachers across North Carolina were immersed in the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s work and they learned how to connect their students to the coast. NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching In late June, Sara Hallas, coastal education coordinator for the…

Groups of all ages spend their summer with the Wanchese staff

Even though school is out for summer, the North Carolina Coastal Federation staff in the northeast has been hosting a variety of community groups at their office and in the field for hands-on learning. Jennette’s Pier came by the office with some of their youngest summer participants of their “Small Fry” camp. The tiny campers…

Volunteers help complete Moor Shore Road living shoreline project

Last week, multiple volunteer groups joined the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s northeast staff for the planting of marsh grasses at the Moor Shore Road living shoreline project site. The plantings of black needlerush, Juncus romerianus, is the final step in the completion of the project. The project has been a culmination of multiple moving parts…