“Today, we have an opportunity to provide a center for learning and collaboration that will support a healthy future for our coast and inspire the next generation of coastal stewards.”
– Charles Meeker, Campaign Cabinet Chair

The North Carolina Coastal Federation brings together people from all walks of life to protect and restore our amazing coast for future generations.

Now more than ever, our coast faces serious challenges: population growth, powerful hurricanes, and economic engines that depend on healthy coastal resources.

The new Center for Coastal Protection and Restoration will address the needs of the coast by showcasing the leading ideas in sustainable design and coastal resilience, while using cutting-edge technology to provide solutions and educational opportunities to people across our state.

“This Center will be a model for the future of our coast: connecting our coastal communities, conserving our coastal resources and way of life, and inspiring the next generation of coastal stewards.”

– Todd Miller, Coastal Federation Executive Director

Visitors to the Center will enjoy breathtaking views of Bogue Sound.
An aerial view of the 77-acre site, with Bogue Sound in the foreground and Highway 24 in the distance, shows the location of the future Center as well as the nature trails, County Park, and boat ramp.

Providing Leadership Solutions to Coastal Challenges

The Center will support innovative solutions for our coast like our Nature-Based Stormwater Strategies, developed with The Pew Charitable Trusts, that providing solutions to stormwater and flooding using the natural topography.

The Center will showcase and support our oyster restoration and living shoreline programs that restore habitat, recycle oyster shell, and support our local oyster mariculture industry.

The Center will support efforts to clean up tons of marine debris, both through hurricane relief and by removing abandoned vessels.

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