Swan Island Oyster Sanctuary

The North Carolina Coastal Federation is kicking off its 50 Million Oyster Initiative with the construction of at least 15 acres of oyster reef at the Swan Island Oyster Sanctuary. These acres are part of Senator Jean Preston Marine Oyster Sanctuary program. Project basics: This sanctuary is located in the Pamlico Sound near the mouth of…

50 Million Oyster Initiative

By the numbers 50 acres of oyster reef 50 million oysters 2.5 trillion gallons of water, filtered daily Millions of fish and wildlife supported At the end of December 2016, the North Carolina Coastal Federation announced its 50 Million Oyster Initiative, a three-year campaign to restore 50 million oysters in North Carolina waters. By 2020, the…

Shallotte Inlet

BackgroundUpdatesHow You Can HelpContact UsBackground Update The Army Corps of Engineers approved Ocean Isle Beach's terminal groin on Feb. 27, 2017, and the town received a federal permit for the project that same day. Town officials expect construction to begin in November. There are some special permit conditions, including one that puts a moratorium on…

Lockwood Folly Inlet

Constructing a terminal groin for Lockwood Folly Inlet would be a financial “folly” for property owners at Holden Beach. The town should consider alternatives to the proposed expensive and destructive rock wall. BackgroundUpdatesFAQHow You Can HelpSign the PetitionBackground The issue Lockwood Folly Inlet belongs to the people of North Carolina. After the North Carolina General Assembly…

Rich Inlet

Latest update: In November, Figure Eight Island homeowners rejected funding a proposed terminal groin at the north end of the island near Rich Inlet, adding another roadblock to the Figure Eight Island Homeowners' Association plan for a terminal groin. This proposed terminal groin was already in jeopardy, as several homeowners stated they would not grant…

Stance on Wind Energy

The North Carolina Coastal Federation supports clean energy that reduces dependence on fossil fuels. But it also wants to ensure all projects are thoroughly evaluated for any potential harm they might cause to the coastal environment. The federation developed its position on wind energy in September 2016, following two public hearings about the proposed Wind Energy Area…