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…

Beacon Island Shoreline Restoration: Creating Oyster Habitat While Saving the Brown Pelicans’ Home

Beacon Island in Pamlico Sound is one of only nine remaining nesting sites for brown pelicans in North Carolina. In 2014, the remote 7.5-acre island, owned by Audubon North Carolina, supported 558 nesting pairs of pelicans, about 12 percent of the state’s population. Much like similar sites around the state, the shoreline of Beacon Island is…

Springer’s Point Living Shoreline

Beginning in 2012, the North Carolina Coastal Federation partnered with the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust to restore a portion of the shoreline at the Springer’s Point Nature Preserve on Ocracoke Island. Building a new sill of bagged oyster shells along the eroding edge of the shoreline, maintaining the existing rip-rap structure and adding more…