Beaufort Watershed Restoration

The Beaufort Stormwater Advisory Committee collaborated with the North Carolina Coastal Federation, UNC Wilmington and Eastern Carolina Council to develop a watershed restoration plan to steer stormwater reduction efforts and lead implementation strategies to reduce polluted runoff and flooding in the town. Members of the Beaufort Stormwater Advisory Committee include the Coastal Federation, the Eastern…

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…

Unified Development Ordinance

Industrial Development in New Hanover County How can we attract the right type of industry to our community? Partners from across the County are working to provide our community with the opportunity for input to determine which heavy-manufacturing uses are compatible with the region’s economy, public health, natural assets and our unique quality of life.…

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. NBSS Press ConferenceMarch 3rd, 2021Press Packet Action Plan for Nature-based Stormwater Strategies: Promoting Natural Designs that Reduce Flooding and Improve Water Quality. Nature-based Stormwater Strategy Action Plan…

Restaurant to Reef Program

Click Here for Restaurant ApplicationClick 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 for…

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’…