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 trillion 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…

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…