This image shows the NC Coastal Federation's living shoreline, an erosion control project, at Jockey's Ridge State Park. The image looks onto the oyster bag sill that makes up the living shoreline from behind a bed of marsh grass. Beyond the living shoreline the sound and sand dunes can be seen.
Distance Learning Lab

Estuaries and Living Shorelines

Estuaries are places where rivers meet the sea. Coastal North Carolina has approximately 12,000 miles of estuarine shoreline!

Learn about estuaries and how staff at the Coastal Federation work with others to protect animals and habitats in the estuary by building living shorelines.

Videos

Living Shorelines

Touch Tank Tuesday Episode 2: Living Shorelines

Edge of Life

Exploring North Carolina- Edge of Life

Waters of Life

NC Coastal Reserve: Waters of Life video on estuaries

Living Shoreline Construction at Trinity Center

Living Shoreline Construction at Trinity Center

Benefits of Living Shorelines

Benefits of Living Shorelines

Moor Shore Road Living Shoreline

Moor Shore Road Living Shoreline

Aqua Kids visit Rachel Carson Reserve

NC Coastal Reserve: Aqua Kids visit Rachel Carson Reserve

PBS: How to prevent erosion using living shorelines

Resources

Learning Pages

The Coastal Classroom

You can inspire the next generation of coastal leaders.