Stormwater Runoff Reduction project to protect Bradley and Hewletts Creeks

The Coastal Federation led a collaborative effort with the Town of Wrightsville Beach, the City of Wilmington, N.C. Department of Transportation, and UNC Wilmington to reduce the volume of stormwater runoff flowing into Bradley and Hewletts Creeks. If the runoff doesn’t enter the creeks, the contaminants it contains won’t enter either. This keeps the water clean and…

Doing Their Part: Realtor Action Day Cleans Up

The second Realtor Action Day organized by the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors saw huge growth, increasing from 400 volunteers in 2015 to 580 in 2016. “This has grown into our biggest event of the year,” said WRAR President Don Harris. “We teamed up with the Coastal Federation at Carolina Beach State Park to both…

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…

Save Rich Inlet Public Forum, Saturday, March 5, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                      Feb. 25, 2016 Contact: Mike Giles Phone: 910.509.2838 Email: mikeg@nccoast.org   WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – Join the Coastal Federation Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Poplar Grove Historic Plantation, as we facilitate a public discussion on the proposal to build a terminal groin on Figure Eight…

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North Carolina Coastal Federation Wins the Oscar of Cape Fear Environmental Stewardship

The North Carolina Coastal Federation has been recognized with an Outstanding Stewardship Award, the highest award given by the Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Award Program, for their innovative approach to the preservation and renovation of the Fred and Alice Stanback Coastal Education Center in Wrightsville Beach. In 2014, the historic 1948 Palmgren-O’Quinn beach cottage…

Save Rich Inlet Public Forum, Saturday, March 5, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                      Feb. 24, 2016 Contact: Mike Giles Phone: 910.509.2838 Email: mikeg@nccoast.org Save Rich Inlet Public Forum, Saturday, March 5, 2016 WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – Join the Coastal Federation Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Poplar Grove Historic Plantation, as we facilitate a public discussion on the proposal…

Coastal Federation’s Skrabal to Speak at UNCW’s Planet Ocean Seminar

The Coastal Federation’s southeast regional manager, Tracy Skrabal, is scheduled to present at the Center for Marine Science Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Skrabal will discuss current coastal environmental challenges facing North Carolina, and the Coastal Federation’s efforts to address these issues. Topics will include improving the North Carolina economy through coastal restoration, protecting…