Juntos

What’s it About One of our former northeast office interns, Daniel Salazar, is a busy man. In addition to attending school and working full time, he spent one day a week providing valuable outreach for the federation to Latinos. Daniel connected us with a youth group named Juntos. Juntos means “Together” in Spanish. The group…

Sunset Beach

Island Residents Question Development Proposed for the Former Site of Mad Inlet Updates In 2018, the state budget appropriated $2.5 million to purchase the 35-acre tract of land for preservation. The property must first be appraised. It is unclear when the state plans to buy the land, but if the offer is accepted, the land…

North River Wetlands Preserve

The North Carolina Coastal Federation’s 6,000-acre restoration project at North River Farms in eastern Carteret County is one of the largest wetland restoration projects in North Carolina and is among the largest project of its kind in the nation. The primary goal of the project is to return farmland back to its original state –…

Making Environmental Education Accessible

Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity In 2015, the federation worked with Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity to install low-impact development techniques in its homes. Habitat for Humanity also partnered with the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension, Winding River Garden Club, Coastal Garden Club, UNC-Wilmington students and the U.S. Coast Guard. In new and existing homes, these…

Beacon Island Shoreline Restoration: Creating Oyster Habitat While Saving the Brown Pelicans’ Home

Beacon Island in Pamlico Sound is one of only nine remaining nesting sites for brown pelicans in North Carolina. In 2014, the remote 7.5-acre island, owned by Audubon North Carolina, supported 558 nesting pairs of pelicans, about 12 percent of the state’s population. Much like similar sites around the state, the shoreline of Beacon Island is…

Springer’s Point Living Shoreline

Beginning in 2012, the North Carolina Coastal Federation partnered with the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust to restore a portion of the shoreline at the Springer’s Point Nature Preserve on Ocracoke Island. Building a new sill of bagged oyster shells along the eroding edge of the shoreline, maintaining the existing rip-rap structure and adding more…