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 help restore 50 acres of…

Shallotte Inlet

BackgroundUpdatesHow You Can HelpContact UsBackground Update In August 2017, the Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of Audubon North Carolina, challenged the Corps' approval of the terminal groin in court. Read more. Update The Army Corps of Engineers approved Ocean Isle Beach's terminal groin on Feb. 27, 2017, and the town received a federal permit…

Rich Inlet

Latest update: In November 2017, 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…

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…

Coastal Cleanups

The North Carolina Coastal Federation seeks to involve the community in collecting marine debris to protect our local wildlife and salt marshes. This helps protect local wildlife, salt marshes and marine life. Our cleanups would not be possible without the help of our wonderful volunteers. Every year, we host community organizations, school groups and college groups…

Holden Beach Public Forum

Presentations from April’s Public Forum On April 29, 2016, the federation, the Holden Beach Property Owners Association and the Southern Environmental Law Center hosted a public forum on terminal groins. Experts gave their perspectives on the geological and fiscal impact of a terminal groin at Holden Beach. Below are the videos from the presentation, as…