Following Hurricane Florence, state and federal agencies worked with the North Carolina Coastal Federation to remove storm debris from public trust waters and islands in the central and southeastern part of the state. Over 1,914,000 lbs. of storm debris was removed from Feb. 2019 to Aug. 2021.
Nature-based Stormwater Strategies are an effective and economical strategy to reduce flooding and improve water quality by mimicking natural water flow to vegetated stormwater infiltration spaces, reducing long-term maintenance costs of conventional stormwater systems.
Nature-based Stormwater Strategies such as permeable pavement, cisterns and rain gardens promote infiltration and rainwater reuse. These techniques reduce stormwater runoff even on high density development sites.
Nature-based Stormwater Strategies are an effective and economical strategy to reduce flooding and improve water quality by disconnecting impervious surfaces and promoting infiltration on site.
Wherever groins are allowed lawsuits soon follow. Property owners sue each other, the local town or the state or federal governments either because they want a structure to protect their property or want to be paid for the damage done to their property by a structure.
The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission in its study estimated that groins will cost as much at $10 million to build and $2 million year to maintain, which includes ongoing beach re-nourishment.
This fact sheet details the importance of the Carteret County Community College Living Shoreline as well as the Bogue Sound area in general. It provides information on how the Federation and the community college are working together to protect and create habitat, prevent erosion, and improve water quality.
This Fact Sheet provides information on the NC Coastal Federation's joint efforts with Airlie Gardens, NOAA's Community-based Restoration Program, and Restore America's Estuaries. This project's goal is to link coastal habitat restoration with environmental education efforts in NC's southeastern coastal region.
The Patsy Pond Nature Trail is managed by the North Carolina Coastal Federation in cooperation with the Croatan National Forest. It winds through an area called the “Longleaf Pine Flat Woods,” which is an open woodland of longleaf pines with low-growing herbs and shrubs.
This fact sheet details the NC Coastal Federation's living shoreline project at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching's Ocracoke Campus. The living shoreline was built to protect the property from erosion and is no used as an educational tool in the NCCAT program.
This fact sheet details the 600-acre pilot project that was completed in 2010 by the NC Coastal Federation on Mattamuskeet Ventures Farm. This project was developed to reduce agricultural runoff into various water ways while also offsetting salt water infiltration issues faced by farmers in the region.
This fact sheet details the creation of Jockeys Ridge State Park, the erosion issues that are being faced, and how the NC Coastal Federation's living shoreline project is working to restore and preserve the area.
This fact sheet detail the work being done at Eagle Point Golf Course to prevent furth degradation and improve water quality in the shellfishing water of Little Creek in New Hanover County.
This fact sheet details the overarching issues in the Stump Sound watershed as well as the degradation to Morris Landing caused by unregulated use. This resource explain how the conservation easement, living shoreline, and on going volunteer work are restoring the area while preserving it for future use.
This fact sheet details the preservation story of Hoop Pole Creek, the important ecosystem and community service the area provides, as well as the ongoing volunteer efforts that keep the area productive and beautiful.
This fact sheet details the stormwater runoff issues faced by three watersheds near North River Farms and how restoring the 6,000 acres of farm land back into wetland will pre-treat agricultural runoff, improve overall water quality, and provide habitat for native plants and animals.
This fact sheet details the water quality issues in the White Oak River and the positive impacts preserving Jones Island has on water quality, native plants, and habitat protection in the area.
This fact sheet details the purpose and timeline of the educational Student Wetland Nursery Program which educates students on the importance of wetlands while also allowing them to gain real world experience and help with restoration efforts.
This fact sheet details the low impact development techniques being used at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center and the Cape Lookout National Seashore Visitor Center on Harkers Island to reduce bacteria concentrations in Core Sound from stormwater runoff.