Titan-Free Jamboree celebrates success of community efforts against Titan

The North Carolina Coastal Federation celebrated grassroots efforts yesterday, joining community members and other environmental groups in celebrating eight years of hard work against Titan America’s plan to build a cement plant in Castle Hayne. More than 200 people enjoyed free music, food and speakers at the Titan-Free Jamboree at Battleship Park in Wilmington. Titan…

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Chris Connaway

Meet our Partners: Chris Connaway Our work touches the lives of everyone who lives, plays, and works at the coast. One of our contractors, Chris Connaway of Connaway Marine Construction, has worked with us on many restoration projects including living shoreline projects, causeway removal at Permuda Island, and oyster reef restoration projects in Stump Sound…

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Stormwater Runoff Reduction project to protect Bradley and Hewletts Creeks

The Coastal Federation led a collaborative effort with the Town of Wrightsville Beach, the City of Wilmington, N.C. Department of Transportation, and UNC Wilmington to reduce the volume of stormwater runoff flowing into Bradley and Hewletts Creeks. If the runoff doesn’t enter the creeks, the contaminants it contains won’t enter either. This keeps the water clean and…

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Shore Stories Screened Throughout the Coast

North Carolina Coastal Federation April 12, 2016 What’s New Tag with: News, Oil Shore Stories Screened Throughout the Coast Last week, the North Carolina Coastal Federation, Oceana, Surfrider, and local filmmakers celebrated the announcement to table offshore drilling exploration in the Southeast Atlantic with a series of films called “Shore Stories.” Local chapter leaders and…

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Students Choose Service Over Sunbathing with Alternative Spring Break

Every year college groups come from near and far to the Coastal Federation to use their spring break leave for a good cause. Many colleges and universities offer Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trips for students to work and serve a community nonprofit as an alternative to traveling to a traditional spring break destination. The schools…

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Coastal Federation Comments on Proposed Stormwater Rules

In order for these proposed rules to be consistent with the Federal Clean Water Act as well as state laws and regulations enacted pursuant to that federal statute, Section 15A NCAC 02H .1001(6) requires that whenever these proposed rules aren’t sufficient to protect “existing uses,” that additional measures be taken to ensure that a narrative…

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Teaching Living Shorelines

A new lesson plan on living shorelines and coastal erosion is now available for educators. The lesson allows students to explore how various shoreline stabilization methods influence coastal erosion and the surrounding habitat. Students rotate through four stations of the following shoreline models: Bare sand shoreline Hard structure protection method Living shoreline with planted marsh…

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STUDENT-LED SYMPOSIUM

EXPERTS GATHER TO DISCUSS FUTURE OF NORTH CAROLINA’S WETLANDS AT STUDENT-LED SYMPOSIUM

DURHAM, N.C. – More than 80 scientists, policy experts, students and conservation practitioners from around North Carolina gathered at Duke Gardens on Friday, March 4, to participate in Duke University’s first student-organized wetland symposium. – Read more

 

Paying It Forward in Blueline Tilefish

Several commercial fishermen from the Outer Banks have been paying it forward this winter with donations of fish to a local food pantry. Buddy Coppersmith (F/V Emily Shay), Jimmy Taylor (F/V Windy Gale), and Dewey Hemilright (F/V Tar Baby), have been commercial fishermen for most of their lives. Recently, they’ve been working under a cooperative…

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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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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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