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, volunteers, school and college…

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…

Teaching the Teachers

Our educators occasionally conduct professional development trainings for formal K-12 classroom teachers. Public school teacher training programs serve as opportunities for enriched learning and reinforcement of crucial lessons. The Coastal Federation’s educators are experts in teaching about watersheds and the importance of the estuary through hands-on techniques. Working jointly with the N.C. Center for the…

EarthWise Farm

EarthWise, as it’s called, started with a seed — first planted in the imagination of an old man and then in the soil by his children. The North Carolina Coastal Federation’s small community farm that then sprouted is at the end of a dirt road, near Bogue Sound in Carteret County. People come down the…