This edition of the NC Coastal Federation’s Our Coast contains information on the history and creation of the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund, now known as the N.C. Land and Water Fund, and the people behind it. Summaries of the Federation’s work regarding water quality in the Newport River, living shoreline installations, lost fishing gear removal, and oyster shell recycling are covered in this edition. The feature of the Spring 2022 Our Coast tells the story of marine debris on the coast of North Carolina and how the Federation, in partnership with many others, is working to tackle the issue.