Oak Island Community Project Seeks to Reduce Polluted Runoff

The North Carolina Coastal Federation, in cooperation with the Town of Oak Island and the Oak Island Citizens’ Environmental Advisory Committee, is undertaking a community project to reduce the flow of polluted stormwater into the creeks and sounds around Oak Island. The project involves the construction of low-cost, relatively simple swales and vegetated landscapes, such…

New Hanover County Special Use Permit Process Update

The N.C. Coastal Federation, in partnership with the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, area business leaders and local government officials, is working to create a model for the county’s approval process for industrial development to help ensure better compatibility of new land uses with existing neighbors. The effort to improve New Hanover County’s special-use permit, or…

Remembering Joe Kilpatrick’s Rich Contributions to Our Coast and Our Lives

I met Joe Kilpatrick in 1983 during my first visit with the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in Winston-Salem. He provided a warm, friendly greeting, and gave me strong encouragement as the fledgling North Carolina Coastal Federation was just getting its footing. Thus began a friendship that lasted more than three decades. Joe helped the federation…

North Carolina Coastal Federation Annual Pelican Awards Winners Announced

Fowler Awarded Lifetime Achievement Honors Ocean— The winners of the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s annual Pelican Awards have been announced. The awards recognize exemplary work of people, organizations and groups to protect and enhance the N.C. coast. The awards were presented today at the North Carolina History Center in New Bern. “These awards recognize the…

Whole Foods 5% Giving Day

Becky Peter 6/26/15 As part of Whole Foods Market Wilmington’s Community Giving Program, the North Carolina Coastal Federation was chosen as the recipient for a 5% Giving Day on June 10.  The 5% Giving Day program at Whole Foods showcases a local nonprofit organization in the store for one day, and donates five percent of…

Touch Tank Tuesday

By Mary Jaskowiak Touch Tank Tuesdays are in full swing at our southeast office in Wrightsville Beach. Every week staff and interns fill a 50 gallon tank with local sea critters. The tank is then open to the public, so visitors can experience coastal creatures firsthand. Touch Tank Tuesdays are free and are part of…