This edition of the Coastal Federation's Our Coast publication welcomes our new Executive Director, Dr. Braxton Davis as well as introduces the Federation's new Salt Marsh Program. This edition also covers the goals of the 3 other main program areas including water quality, oysters, and marine debris.
This edition of the Coastal Federation's Our Coast publication covers the Federation's efforts across all program areas. It also looks forward to 2024 and what the upcoming year holds for the NC Coast.
To ensure a healthy future for these critical marsh systems, the Coastal Federation is leading a partnership to develop the North Carolina Salt Marsh Action Plan that details a five-year strategy to protect, restore, and allow for the migration of salt marshes in coastal North Carolina so that their existing ecological, economic, and cultural functions are not degraded or lost.
Shell recycling drop-off sites are located at the Coastal Federation’s three regional offices and in the following counties: Brunswick, Carteret, Craven, Dare, New Hanover, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, and Pender. Explore the map below to find a shell recycling site near you.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation has developed a working map of sites along the North Carolina coast where living shorelines have been built. This map features descriptions, photos, funding agencies and more.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation has developed a working map of sites along the North Carolina coast where oyster restoration projects have been built. This map features descriptions, photos, funding agencies and more.
This edition of the Coastal Federation’s Our Coast publication covers the Federation’s 2023 Pelican Awards Ceremony. There are winners from the central, southeast, and northeast regions of the coast as well as coastwide and lifetime achievement winners.
Learn about the physical processes that create rip currents, the correlation between coastal structures and rip current formation, the interactions between coastal structures and other coastal features, and safe development practices to reduce risks to human safety.
Many coastal property owners have a hurricane plan for their family and home, but yards, docks, boats, and construction sites are often forgotten or overlooked. Unsecured boats, water toys, yard furniture, and construction equipment can be damaged - or even blown or washed away - during hurricane events. When unsecured objects enter our waterways, they become marine debris - which pollutes the water and harms marine life.
Coordinated by the North Carolina Coastal Federation, the two-day event brought together educators, elected officials, local, state, and federal representatives, environmental groups, and others invested in the health of the state’s oysters. Attendees heard panel discussions, and presentations on past and planned work, watched an oyster shucking contest, and enjoyed oysters from farmers along the coast.
The North Carolina Living Shoreline Steering Committee brings together federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations and universities to communicate and collaborate on education and outreach, research, and implementation of living shorelines.
The North Carolina Marine Debris Action Plan provides a strategic framework for prevention and removal of marine debris along the North Carolina coast. In 2022, it inspired strategic coordination, focus and direction for the organizations and communities that address marine debris on many levels.
This edition of the Our Coast summarizes the NC Coastal Federation's goals for the 2023 year. Todd Miller, the Federation's Executive Director, also discusses the migration of salt marshes, sea level rise, and how these changes will effect the natural ecosystem and the costal communities of North Carolina.
This edition of the Coastal Federation's Our Coast publication touches on all of the Federation's program areas including water quality, living shorelines, marine debris, oysters, and coastal management. Todd Miller, the Federation's Executive Director, focuses on Bogue Sound and the challenges it faces which inform us of water quality challenges on a larger scale. The feature of this Our Coast edition examines the work being done to restore and preserve oysters and their habitat in NC's coastal waters.
The Watershed Restoration Plan for Lake Mattamuskeet was developed through a partnership between the Hyde County Government, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The North Carolina Coastal Federation was retained to develop the plan for approval by the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s 319 Program. The initial priority actions of this watershed restoration plan stem around establishing active water-level management capabilities on Lake Mattamuskeet and improve water management within the watershed.
Through this summit, we are bringing together leading resource experts from across North Carolina and the country to better understand solutions and best practices that will guide regulators, wind developers, and other stakeholders to a shared pathway for responsible offshore wind development.