Advocating for Living Shorelines

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…

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. Project basics: This sanctuary is located in the Pamlico Sound near the mouth of the…

50 Million Oyster Initiative

By the numbers 50 acres of oyster reef 50 million oysters 2.5 billion gallons of water, filtered daily Millions of fish and wildlife supported Give oysters a bright future! North Carolina’s native oyster, Crassostrea virginica, needs your help! For the cost of a few bottles of cocktail sauce, you can adopt a single oyster, a…