Take a coastal cruise around Hammocks Beach State Park

The North Carolina Coastal Federation coastal cruises are an exciting way to explore the maze of salt marsh islands in the estuarine waters behind Bear Island, which is part of Hammocks Beach State Park. This year’s cruises, which dive into the local wildlife and natural resources of the estuary, kicked off on June 14. Spots…

High schooler focuses senior project on coastal education

Over the past few months, a senior at Eugene Ashley High School in Wilmington has used her senior project as an opportunity to focus on marine science education in schools, with a special focus on underserved audiences. Rachel Piedmont completed her internship with the North Carolina Coastal Federation in April. Piedmont joins the federation from…

Local realtors protect the coast for Realtor Action Day

Thirteen local realtors joined the North Carolina Coastal Federation at Carolina Beach State Park for living shoreline maintenance and a shoreline cleanup on April 4 for Realtor Action Day, a large volunteer event organized by Cape Fear Realtors. They helped straighten oyster bags on a reef that was displaced by Hurricane Matthew last fall. They also…

Ohms for Oysters raises money for federation

Twenty-four people helped raise money for the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s oyster projects while participating in a morning yoga class on Sunday, April 2. Jenna Livernois led the class, called “Ohms for Oysters,” at Outer Banks Yoga Studio as part of her yoga instructor certification. Each week, the studio offers a Sunday Karma class and chooses a…

Hatteras Island Oyster Roast draws about 400 attendees and volunteers

At this year’s Hatteras Island Oyster Roast, the cold temperatures and steady northeast wind at Oden’s Dock didn’t deter anyone from attending, as approximately 400 people showed up to eat oysters, volunteer and enjoy live music — all while giving back to the coast and Hatteras residents affected by this fall’s hurricanes, particularly by Hurricane…