A Proven Plan for North Carolina Climate Action

The changing climate has made North Carolina more susceptible to storms, flooding, and rising temperatures. To combat these threats, the North Carolina Coastal Federation and Clean Air Carolina have petitioned the N.C. Environmental Management Commission to adopt a rule limiting carbon dioxide pollution from the electric power sector. The rule would enroll North Carolina in…

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Permeable Parking Project

The Washington Baum Boating Access Area on Roanoke Island in Dare County now includes 6,903 square feet of permeable parking that allows rainwater to soak into the ground instead of flowing into Roanoake Sound. The Dare County Tourism Board funded the project that is part of an ongoing partnership between the Coastal Federation and N.C.…

Abandoned and Derelict Vessels

Added to the tons of debris along our coast are the many abandoned and derelict vessels (ADVs) that were scattered during hurricanes and tropical storms Matthew, Florence and Michael.  The N.C. Division of Coastal Management, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the federation have assessed and documented abandoned vessels targeted for removal through several funding programs.…

Carteret Community College

Shoreline Restoration and Stormwater Runoff Reduction Along the shoreline at the Carteret Community College campus in Morehead City, a variety of living shoreline approaches were installed to demonstrate environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional shoreline stabilization methods.  Project Updates: 2019 – Present The eastern portion of the shoreline at the College that was not protected by…

Nature-based Stormwater Strategies to Reduce Flooding and Improve Water Quality in N.C.

The North Carolina Coastal Federation and The Pew Charitable Trusts are working to increase the use of Nature-based Stormwater Strategies statewide to reduce flooding and protect water quality. NBSS Press ConferenceMarch 3rd, 2021Press Packet Action Plan for Nature-based Stormwater Strategies: Promoting Natural Designs that Reduce Flooding and Improve Water Quality. Nature-based Stormwater Strategy Action Plan…