Save Rich Inlet Public Forum, Saturday, March 5, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                      Feb. 25, 2016 Contact: Mike Giles Phone: 910.509.2838 Email: mikeg@nccoast.org   WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – Join the Coastal Federation Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Poplar Grove Historic Plantation, as we facilitate a public discussion on the proposal to build a terminal groin on Figure Eight…

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SE Office

North Carolina Coastal Federation Wins the Oscar of Cape Fear Environmental Stewardship

The North Carolina Coastal Federation has been recognized with an Outstanding Stewardship Award, the highest award given by the Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Award Program, for their innovative approach to the preservation and renovation of the Fred and Alice Stanback Coastal Education Center in Wrightsville Beach. In 2014, the historic 1948 Palmgren-O’Quinn beach cottage…

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Save Rich Inlet Public Forum, Saturday, March 5, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                      Feb. 24, 2016 Contact: Mike Giles Phone: 910.509.2838 Email: mikeg@nccoast.org Save Rich Inlet Public Forum, Saturday, March 5, 2016 WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – Join the Coastal Federation Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Poplar Grove Historic Plantation, as we facilitate a public discussion on the proposal…

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Crab Pot Cleanup 2016

Since 2014, the Coastal Federation has partnered with the NOAA Marine Debris Program, N.C. Sea Grant, N.C. Marine Patrol and local commercial fishermen to remove derelict fishing gear from northeastern North Carolina waters. This year marks our third year of data collection. Approximately a dozen commercial boats dispersed throughout the entirety of the Marine Patrol’s…

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Coastal Federation’s Skrabal to Speak at UNCW’s Planet Ocean Seminar

The Coastal Federation’s southeast regional manager, Tracy Skrabal, is scheduled to present at the Center for Marine Science Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Skrabal will discuss current coastal environmental challenges facing North Carolina, and the Coastal Federation’s efforts to address these issues. Topics will include improving the North Carolina economy through coastal restoration, protecting…

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Coastal Speaker Series: What’s In Your Oyster?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                      Feb. 4, 2016   Contact: Becky Peter Phone: 910.509.2838 Email: rebeccap@nccoast.org Coastal Speaker Series: What’s In Your Oyster? WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – Join us to learn more about one of the coast’s more fascinating and delicious species—oysters. These bivalves are a vital keystone species in our estuaries. They provide economic benefits, improve…

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Oyster Roast in Hatteras Village

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sara Hallas sarajh@nccoast.org 252-473-1607   Hatteras – Join the North Carolina Coastal Federation for a community oyster roast in Hatteras Village Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Come enjoy fresh oysters, live music, a warm fire and lively spirits. This event will be held at Oden’s Dock (57878 N.C. Highway 12) from 2…

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Holden Beach

Coastal Speaker Series Features the Latest on Coastal Issues Facing the Southeast N.C. coast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                      January 20, 2015 Contact: Becky Peter Phone: 910.509.2838 Email: rebeccap@nccoast.org Coastal Speaker Series Features the Latest on Coastal Issues Facing the Southeast N.C. coast WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – What’s going on with terminal groins? Is offshore drilling still threatening our coast? What’s the status of groundwater in New Hanover County? What’s happening…

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Saturday’s Save Rich Inlet Public Forum Rescheduled for March 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                      Jan. 21, 2016 Contact: Mike Giles Phone: 910.509.2838 Email: mikeg@nccoast.org   Saturday’s Save Rich Inlet Public Forum Rescheduled for March 5   WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – Due to the winter weather forecast for several areas of the state, the public forum scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23 on the proposed Rich Inlet terminal…

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Holden Beach

Coastal Resident Survey

Last spring in the northeast office, a Duke student showed up on our doorstep. Her name was Dia Hitt and she wanted to know if she could do a project with us for her Community Based Management class. The goal of the class was to pick an organization that the student was interested in learning…

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Southeast N.C. Water Supply Summit Opens Up Discussion on Sustainable Water Supply

The federation along with the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors and the UNCW Masters of Public Administration Program teamed up to host the first regional Water Summit, “Insights & Actions for SE North Carolina” in Wilmington Wednesday, Oct. 28 which was attended by more than 155 people. The three partners formed the “Three Star Alliance”…

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Volunteers help improve water quality and restore habitat at North River Wetland Preserve

Recently, several volunteers got their hands dirty in an effort to improve water quality and restore habitat at the North River Wetland Preserve. The volunteers, many who had never met before, joined together as a team and planted 2,850 marsh grasses near the muddy shores of Ward Creek. Ward Creek, which starts within the preserve,…

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AmeriCorps Coastal Community Engagement Specialist

Positions available in Manteo Office and Wrightsville Beach Office (one position at each site) The Conservation Trust for North Carolina is the host organization for AmeriCorps Project GEOS, a ten-month national service program in environmental education and outreach. Project GEOS stands for Growing Environmental Opportunities through Service. Project GEOS has four goals: 1. Make environmental education more accessible…

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