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,…

Large Scale Wetland Restoration (NRCS)

Wetlands are replacing ditched and drained lands in several large-scale restoration projects being completed by the Natural Resources Conservation Service in coastal plain counties. Since 2017, the Coastal Federation has been working with the federal agency to assist in the survey, design and construction oversight at several of their coastal wetland restoration projects. Some of…

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. Nature-based Stormwater Strategy Action Plan Using a downspout extender, stormwater can be directed away from impervious surfaces to vegetated areas allowing stormwater infiltration. This is a simple…

Restaurant to Reef Program

Click Here for Restaurant Application Click Here for Volunteer Application Restoration: Recycled oyster shells are a valuable resource in North Carolina. They are used to build new reefs. Free floating baby oysters attach to the new reefs and grow more oysters. Dumping oyster shells in landfills is illegal in North Carolina because of their value…

Ocean Friendly Establishments

Look for this sticker in certified businesses’ windows to support their efforts in protecting our coastal environment. Click Here for Restaurant ApplicationClick Here for Non-Restaurant ApplicationClick Here for Current List of Businesses Send completed applications to lesliev@nccoast.org Follow our Facebook page! In the northeast region, the North Carolina Coastal Federation and the North Carolina Aquariums’…

Large-Scale Debris Cleanup

The Division of Coastal Management in partnership with the Coastal Federation has received $2M funding through the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Emergency Watershed Program to clean up marine debris and abandoned and derelict vessels that still litter the coast from Hurricane Florence. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has awarded the Coastal Federation $650,000 to…