NOAA grant will fund living shoreline cost share program

Waterfront property owners with eroding shorelines along our coastal sounds, bays, rivers, tidal creeks and waterways may soon be eligible for financial assistance to naturally control their erosion while increasing fish habitat at the same time. The North Carolina Coastal Federation recently received grant funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Ecosystem…

Volunteers brave the heat, plant marsh grass at Morris Landing

Volunteers helped the North Carolina Coastal Federation complete the fifth phase of its restoration work at the Morris Landing Clean Water Preserve near Stump Sound in Holly Ridge in Onslow County. On Wednesday, July 27 — the hottest day of the year so far — 18 volunteers worked to enhance and restore salt marsh habitat along the…

YouthBuild visits Jockey’s Ridge living shoreline

Eight students and two staff from River City YouthBuild visited the Northeast office on July 14 for a field trip to explore a living shoreline at Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Despite the weather — the hottest day of the year so far — the group had fun and learned about living shorelines and estuaries. River City YouthBuild is a community organization from Elizabeth…