Techniques to control erosion that use oyster shells and marsh grasses are often better alternatives than the traditional wooden bulkhead or rock seawall.
Groups like the N.C. Coastal Federation spend a lot of time and effort building oyster reefs to create marine habitat and improve water quality. But do the reefs really work? Do the lifeless piles of shells actually become a sort of living organism?
“Fire dependent” may sound like an oxymoron, but a fire now burning in the Croatan National Forest will ensure that the longleaf pines will survive.
Every year, the federation’s educators take kids out of the classroom to plant marshes, create oyster reefs, build rain gardens and learn about the natural wonders of our coast.
Kids enjoy the days camps on this undeveloped island, and everyone pitches in to restore marshes and oyster reefs. Pay a visit this spring or summer.
Students at John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington braved nasty weather last week to get their hands dirty and help create cleaner waters and a more stable shoreline at Oak Island.
The N.C. Coastal Federation and a dizzying array of partners are restoring wetlands on thousands of acres of ditched and drained farm land in eastern Carteret County.
A landmark report on conserving our coastal habitats gives those who preserve coasts and estuaries a new argument: It’s good for the economy.
Farmers in Hyde County are joining environmentalists to in a massive effort to improve water quality and hydrology, protect wetlands and create shorebird habitat.
An unlikely alliance of farmers and environmentalists is working to restore the hydrology of Hyde County and to make Pamlico Sound more hospitable for oysters.