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.…

Wanchese Marine Industrial Park Living Shoreline Demonstration Project

The Wanchese Marine Industrial Park serves as a hub of fishing, seafood processing, boat building, eating and site seeing activity for the village of Wanchese. The Park borders the Roanoake and Pamlico Sounds. Along this perimeter, it boasts nearly a half mile of fringing coastal wetlands. This marsh helps to buffer and protect the industrial…

Teaching the Teachers

Our educators occasionally conduct professional development trainings for formal K-12 classroom teachers. Public school teacher training programs serve as opportunities for enriched learning and reinforcement of crucial lessons. The Coastal Federation’s educators are experts in teaching about watersheds and the importance of the estuary through hands-on techniques. Working jointly with the N.C. Center for the…

EarthWise Farm

EarthWise, as it’s called, started with a seed — first planted in the imagination of an old man and then in the soil by his children. The North Carolina Coastal Federation’s small community farm that then sprouted is at the end of a dirt road, near Bogue Sound in Carteret County. People come down the…

Making Environmental Education Accessible

Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity In 2015, the federation worked with Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity to install low-impact development techniques in its homes. Habitat for Humanity also partnered with the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension, Winding River Garden Club, Coastal Garden Club, UNC-Wilmington students and the U.S. Coast Guard. In new and existing homes, these…