Since 1925, the Cape Fear Garden Club has worked to make the city a prettier place. Its Azalea Festival provides the money for the club’s generous grant program to support education, beautification and stewardship.
Deck the Halls With Line and Flotsam
The N.C. Coastal Federation is inviting people to decorate the exterior of its office in Wrightsville Beach with recycled nautical and marine items.
Putting Runoff on the Run
Several retrofit projects designed to reduce stormwater runoff are currently being installed along roadways and other high pollution sites in Wrightsville Beach.
Pelican Award: Burrows Smith
He told his engineers to trash their plans once he learned how he could help the environment and save money. Find out why the N.C. Coastal Federation gave this developer a Pelican Award.
Runoff Plan Tries to Reroute the ‘Bus’
In attempt to restore two polluted creeks in Wilmington a stormwater plan attempts to change how polluted runoff moves through the watersheds.
Come Celebrate With Us
This Saturday is the grand opening of the N.C. Coastal Federation’s new Environmental Education Center and Southeast Office on Wrightsville Beach.
Using Stormwater to Teach Kids
Dreams of Wilmington, which brings the arts to disadvantaged kids, will teach them about protecting the coastal environment by controlling polluted runoff.
Federation Staff Finally Moves Home
It’s been a long time coming, but the N.C. Coastal Federation Southeast staff finally moved into its new office, a remodeled beach house in Wrightsville Beach.
Heading Down the Home Stretch
The N.C. Coastal Federation is nearly done completing the renovation of a historic house in Wrightsville Beach that will be the group’s new regional office and education center.
Still Plugging Away on Cape Fear Park
The folks at Save the Cape keep advancing ever so slowly toward their dream of creating a new park on land the state owns on the Cape Fear River that was tabbed as the site for a deep-water port.
Come to the Landing to Work, Have Some Fun
People will gather in August at the N.C. Coastal Federation’s Morris Landing Preserve on Stump Sound to help build an oyster reef and let their hair down afterwards.
Coastal Federation, Fisherman’s Post Team Up For Inshore Fishing This Summer
This summer offers a wealth of opportunities to catch some flounder, win some prizes and support the Coastal Federation all at once. Read on for more.
Rocky Point High-School Student Wins Contest
Anna Brodmerkel’s essay on the importance of wetlands won a contest sponsored by Stop Titan groups and a $1,000 college scholarship.
Coastal Sketch: Barry Bey
Byron “Barry” Bey had intended to play music on the beach when he moved to Southport more than 25 years ago. He became a teacher instead. He has inspired hundreds of students and his high-school aquaculture program is known the world over.
The ‘Plastic Ocean’ and Bonnie Monteleone
Bonnie Monteleone set out to document the plastic debris that is killing marine life after a photo of a deformed turtle in a plastic six-pack ring turned her life around.
Old Christmas Trees Can Keep On Giving
The pretty Christmas tree that was, just a couple of days ago, the center of the family celebration will soon be… well, trash. But it doesn’t have to be. Trees can be recycled to build sand dunes and replenish soil. Backyard birds will like them, too.