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…

Atlantic White Cedar Restoration

Atlantic White Cedar Restoration on the Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula A young Atlantic white-cedar planting at one of our restoration sites. The Coastal Federation facilitated the restoration of Atlantic white-cedar, also known as juniper, within the Albemarle-Pamlico region of coastal North Carolina. This project set out to restore 50 acres of Atlantic white-cedar forests on private lands…

Restoring Hydrology and Water Quality in Hyde County

Mattamuskeet Association The Mattamuskeet Association is a 42,500-acre (approximately 64 square miles) private non-profit association of landowners in Hyde County. Its mission is to provide drainage, flood control, maintained access, and utility conveyance to its members. It has been the focus of wetland and hydrologic restoration efforts for the federation since 2003. In 2012, the…

Hoop Pole Creek Preserve

Photo by Sam Bland Step back in time when you visit the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s Hoop Pole Creek preserve in the middle of Atlantic Beach. Known as the “central park” of this resort town, this preserved 31-acre maritime forest is about one percent of the town and about all that’s left of its natural…