North River Wetlands Preserve

The North Carolina Coastal Federation’s 6,000-acre restoration project at North River Farms in eastern Carteret County is one of the largest wetland restoration projects in North Carolina and is among the largest project of its kind in the nation. The primary goal of the project is to return farmland back to its original state –…

Restoring Hydrology and Water Quality in Hyde County

 Mattamuskeet Drainage District The 42,500-acre Mattamuskeet Drainage District (approximately 64 square miles) in Hyde County is one of the largest drainage districts in North Carolina. It has been the focus of wetland and hydrologic restoration efforts for the federation since 2003. A series of projects has been designed and implemented with the primary goal of…

Hoop Pole Creek Preserve

Step back in time when you visit the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s Hoop Pole Creek preserve in the middle of Atlantic Beach. Known as the “central park” of this resort town, this preserved 31-acre maritime forest is about one percent of the town and about all that’s left of its natural environment outside the borders…