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…

Saturday’s Save Rich Inlet Public Forum Rescheduled for March 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                      Jan. 21, 2016 Contact: Mike Giles Phone: 910.509.2838 Email: mikeg@nccoast.org   Saturday’s Save Rich Inlet Public Forum Rescheduled for March 5   WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – Due to the winter weather forecast for several areas of the state, the public forum scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23 on the proposed Rich Inlet terminal…

Model Industrial Development Special Use Permit Process

December 2015 Update Over the last 12 months, the Project Team convened at the New Hanover County Executive Development Center for sessions on Jan. 16, March 31, June 26, and Sept. 18, 2015. The directive for this committee was to find common ground and solutions by evaluating New Hanover County’s existing SUP procedures, identifying regulatory…

Southeast N.C. Water Supply Summit Opens Up Discussion on Sustainable Water Supply

The federation along with the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors and the UNCW Masters of Public Administration Program teamed up to host the first regional Water Summit, “Insights & Actions for SE North Carolina” in Wilmington Wednesday, Oct. 28 which was attended by more than 155 people. The three partners formed the “Three Star Alliance”…

AmeriCorps Coastal Community Engagement Specialist

Positions available in Manteo Office and Wrightsville Beach Office (one position at each site) The Conservation Trust for North Carolina is the host organization for AmeriCorps Project GEOS, a ten-month national service program in environmental education and outreach. Project GEOS stands for Growing Environmental Opportunities through Service. Project GEOS has four goals: 1. Make environmental education more accessible…

National Estuaries Week Events Not Dampened by Joaquin

Environmental organizations around the country recently celebrated National Estuaries Week. The North Carolina Coastal Federation hosted several events from Manteo to Wrightsville Beach to celebrate our spectacular coastal waters and wetlands. In the wake of a Nor’easter and with hurricane Joaquin looming, staff and steadfast volunteers from each region braved the elements to showcase the…