Students Choose Service Over Sunbathing with Alternative Spring Break

Every year college groups come from near and far to the Coastal Federation to use their spring break leave for a good cause. Many colleges and universities offer Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trips for students to work and serve a community nonprofit as an alternative to traveling to a traditional spring break destination. The schools…

Teaching Living Shorelines

A new lesson plan on living shorelines and coastal erosion is now available for educators. The lesson allows students to explore how various shoreline stabilization methods influence coastal erosion and the surrounding habitat. Students rotate through four stations of the following shoreline models: Bare sand shoreline Hard structure protection method Living shoreline with planted marsh…

Coastal Speaker Series: What’s In Your Oyster?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                      Feb. 4, 2016   Contact: Becky Peter Phone: 910.509.2838 Email: rebeccap@nccoast.org Coastal Speaker Series: What’s In Your Oyster? WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – Join us to learn more about one of the coast’s more fascinating and delicious species—oysters. These bivalves are a vital keystone species in our estuaries. They provide economic benefits, improve…

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Coastal Speaker Series Features the Latest on Coastal Issues Facing the Southeast N.C. coast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                      January 20, 2015 Contact: Becky Peter Phone: 910.509.2838 Email: rebeccap@nccoast.org Coastal Speaker Series Features the Latest on Coastal Issues Facing the Southeast N.C. coast WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – What’s going on with terminal groins? Is offshore drilling still threatening our coast? What’s the status of groundwater in New Hanover County? What’s happening…