Federation contributes to Latest RAE Living Shorelines report.

The latest report from Restore America’s Estuaries, “Living Shorelines: From Barriers to Opportunities” has been issued and features contributions from the federation.

Living shorelines are a suite of techniques that offer property owners the opportunity to protect and restore their shoreline using more naturally-occurring systems like salt marsh and oyster reefs while also providing benefits to bays…

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Whole Foods 5% Giving Day

Becky Peter 6/26/15 As part of Whole Foods Market Wilmington’s Community Giving Program, the North Carolina Coastal Federation was chosen as the recipient for a 5% Giving Day on June 10.  The 5% Giving Day program at Whole Foods showcases a local nonprofit organization in the store for one day, and donates five percent of…

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Touch Tank Tuesday

By Mary Jaskowiak Touch Tank Tuesdays are in full swing at our southeast office in Wrightsville Beach. Every week staff and interns fill a 50 gallon tank with local sea critters. The tank is then open to the public, so visitors can experience coastal creatures firsthand. Touch Tank Tuesdays are free and are part of…

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Stand Up Paddle Board Raffle

Join or renew your annual membership in the North Carolina Coastal Federation this summer and be entered twice to win a 12 foot Sweetwater Designed Standup Paddleboard (SUP) and paddle, valued at $1,850 retail. The 12-foot SUP is a special edition lowrider board with Sweetwater graphics and paddle. There are two ways to enter. 1.…

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Summer School for Teachers

Even though school is out for summer, some teachers use this time to take classes themselves. That’s exactly what 22 teachers from across the state did in order to find opportunities to keep learning. The federation organized a four-day seminar focused on integrating digital learning about the coast at the N.C. Center for the Advancement…

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Meet our AmeriCorps Project GEOS Members!

The federation is hosting three AmeriCorps Project GEOS members this summer, with one member at each regional office. The AmeriCorps members are working on a multitude of projects throughout our three offices, focusing on environmental education. Hosted by the Conservation Trust for North Carolina, AmeriCorps Project GEOS is a ten-month service program focused on environmental…

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Call of the Wild

Benefits of an Outdoor Summer Camp Summer is right around the corner and while kids from coast to coast are looking forward to a much needed break from academics and early morning routines, parents are fraught with how to keep their kids from spending the summer in front of an electronic gadget. An outdoor, nature-filled…

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Todd Miller Receives “Academy Award” for the Ocean

Todd Miller, founder and executive director of the North Carolina Coastal Federation, was named Thursday a “Hero of the Seas” as part of the prestigious Peter Benchley Ocean Awards. The awards celebrate outstanding leaders who help preserve our oceans and support the coastal communities that rely on a beautiful and productive coast. Wendy Benchley co-founded…

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North Topsail Beach Project Nears Permit Limit

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH UPDATE, MAY 8, 2015 On April 29th the Corps of Engineers approved the extension request by the town contingent upon compliance with the terms of the biological opinion issued by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The town also received approval from the Division of Coastal Management for the permit extension. The…

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Every Day Should Be Earth Day

Spring is known as “Outreach Season” for most environmental educators. With the observance of Earth Day on April 22, many organizations and venues feature science themed events all month long, including a statewide N.C. Science Festival from April 10-26, 2015. This multi-day celebration is an initiative of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, with a variety…

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Ohio State students move limbs and debris at Jones Island.

Pirates and Buckeyes Clean Up the Coast

During the weeks of March 9 and March 16 two Alternative Spring Break groups visited our headquarters office to complete service projects. These students selflessly choose to dedicate their time off from classes to volunteer on the coast. The Pirates of East Carolina University helped us complete several projects. They moved oyster shell bags for…

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Coastal Development Projects Receive Stewardship Award

On Thursday, February 19, the federation and other members of the Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Coalition recognized development projects in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties for their environmental stewardship at the 2015 Annual Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Awards Luncheon. Civic leaders, development professionals, planners and community members gathered at the Terraces on…

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Fixing the Coast is Good for Economy

The benefits of restoring North Carolina’s coastline extend beyond the state’s environment, infusing millions of dollars into local economies, according to a recent report that will be unveiled in Raleigh on Tuesday. Coastal Restoration and Community Economic Development in North Carolina, a study of RTI International, examined the economic effects on local economies of four…

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Hatteras Island Oyster Roast

The second annual Hatteras Island Oyster Roast that took place Saturday, February 21, was a huge success! Over 300 people attended the event, including many Dare County Commissioners. Everyone was thankful for a clearing in the weather and enjoyed all the festivities on the waterfront at Oden’s Dock.

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