You can help support a healthy and beautiful coast by sponsoring a special program or event that raises funds for our education and restoration work. In addition to providing crucial support for our work, you can also enjoy special recognition for yourself or your business.
A listing of our sponsorship opportunities coast-wide and in the triangle is below. For more information, contact our development officer, Catherine Snead, at 252-393-8185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 Pelican Awards
July 28 – Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City
Our annual awards event celebrates people who make extraordinary contributions to the coast. This year’s evening event will feature a local seafood and waterfront views at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. We anticipate 400 to 500 guests.
Sponsorships: $250, $500, $1,000. Sponsors are recognized that evening, in the program and receive tickets to the event.
All program sponsors are recognized during the program, online and in promotional materials.
Hands-on Education for Students
The federation leads hands-on education programs for students of all ages up and down the coast. Programs range from summer camps on Jones Island in the White Oak River, to scientific monitoring of restored wetlands, to interactive lessons on stormwater pollution and what we can do to help.
Sponsorships: $200 per session.
Touch Tank Tuesdays – Wrightsville Beach
Ever wonder what a live shrimp, crab or whelk looks like? Visitors to our Coastal Education Center at Wrightsville Beach enjoy hands-on experiences at our touch tanks. Fish and shellfish are carefully collected and released each day. Guests are invited to float in any time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Tuesday from June to August.
Sponsorships: $500 per month.
The federation leads beach and marsh clean-ups up and down the coast throughout the year, cleaning up trash and debris that pollutes our beaches and waterways, impacts wildlife and spoils our beautiful coast. Volunteers enjoy good company and the satisfaction of giving back.
Sponsorships: $350 per clean-up.
Coastal Bookmark Contest
The soil and water conservation bookmark contest is held annually for all of Dare County’s fifth grade students. Students develop coastal-themed bookmarks for the contest. The selected bookmarks from each school are professionally printed for each student to take home.
Students in Dare County who demonstrate a commitment to service and environmental stewardship have an opportunity to win a $500 scholarship for use in offsetting tuition costs at an accredited college or other approved continuing education opportunity. The scholarship is open to all Dare County high school seniors.
Adopt a Trail
The federation manages nature trails at Hoop Pole Creek in Atlantic Beach and at Patsy Pond in the Croatan National Forest. These trails allow public access to spectacular views of our coastal marsh and forest habitats. Maintenance and upkeep includes signage and educational displays as well as invasive plants and trail maintenance.
Sponsorship: $1,000 per trail.
The federation reaches thousands of individuals annually. These are people who live and visit the coast and care about keeping our coast healthy and beautiful.
Sponsorships provide funding for the federation’s restoration and education programs. For more information, contact our development officer, Catherine Snead, at 252-393-8185 or email email@example.com.