The North Carolina Coastal Federation is to receive funding to complete the designs for three living shoreline projects at Marine Corps Air Station New River and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
The award to the nonprofit organization is one of 88 new grants totaling more than $136 million through the National Coastal Resilience Fund, announced Tuesday by NOAA and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
The Coastal Federation grant is for the project, “Designing Living Shorelines to Protect Critical Infrastructure and Estuarine Habitat,” that totals $1,020,600. Of that, $510,600 is a grant award and matching funds are $510,000.
The three living shorelines at the military installations are to protect their critical estuarine-side infrastructure from storm-based erosion, the release states. Once implemented, the project is expected to benefit the installation and its residents as well as provide habitat for many species of fish and wildlife, including six threatened and endangered species.
A full list of the 2022 grants is available online.
The National Coastal Resilience Fund is a partnership between National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, NOAA, U.S. Department of Defense, Shell USA, TransRe and Oxy, with additional funding from the Bezos Earth Fund.
The 88 awards, using funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and other sources, generated over $94 million in matching contributions from the grantees, providing a total conservation impact of more than $230 million.
The Coastal Federation publishes Coastal Review.