Our Vision Resonates Across North Carolina

Our Education Vision addresses the critical need for environmental solutions that inspire youth and adults across the state – virtually and in person.

The Production Studio will allow us to engage more students, engineers, marine contractors, developers, and decision makers through high-quality video, webinars, and workshops.

The CRO Newsroom will support continued growth for Coastal Review.org (reaching over 750,000 readers in 2020)! 

The federation is exploring new partnerships with other leading institutions, including the Duke University Marine Lab, the UNC school of Law, the Maritime Heritage Foundation, and more.

Coming Soon at the Center

The first phase of the Nature Trails will be completed in 2021– stay tuned for ground-breaking and ribbon cutting announcements!

A Living Shoreline protecting waterfront wetlands and live oak trees in front of the future Center, trails, County Park, and boat ramp will be completed in 2021.

Local volunteers, including teams from Conservation Corps NC and local businesses, will be a huge part of these and other projects on site. Sign up to help with future volunteer opportunities here!

Plans for Comprehensive Native Landscaping are underway to guide our portfolio of work and long-term plans for native plant conservation, stormwater management, and habitat transition. Selective thinning of weak and storm-damaged trees will give native pine and hardwood trees room to grow. The Coastal Federation will supplement existing trees with native, storm-resilient species such as live oak trees and long leaf pines.

Leadership Solutions to Coastal Challenges

We continue to lead the way on oysters! We’re recycling thousands of bushels of shell into new reefs while also supporting our local oyster mariculture industry. Plus, plans are underway for a new large oyster sanctuary in the Pamlico Sound in 2021.

Our new Nature-Based Stormwater Strategies, developed with The Pew Charitable Trusts, launched in early 2021, providing solutions to stormwater and flooding using the natural topography.

We’ve had great success cleaning up tons of marine debris, and overcame regulatory barriers to also address abandoned vessels for the first time in 2021.

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