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…

Living Shoreline Cost-Share for Homeowners

Living shorelines help control erosion and provide habitat for surrounding marine life. With assistance from various grant sources, the federation has had the opportunity to work alongside several homeowners to install living shorelines at private properties. Funding sources include the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, National Fish and Wildlife Service, N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund,…

Living Shorelines Permitting

The North Carolina Coastal Federation is focused on providing waterfront property owners with better, more environmentally beneficial alternatives for dealing with problem estuarine shoreline erosion. Our efforts are aimed at: Demonstrating the usefulness and effectiveness of living shoreline methods, Reforming counterproductive regulations that discourage property owners from selecting the most practical and cost-effective erosion control…