Wrightsville Beach Outrigger Canoe Club paddlers recently completed a three-day, 125-mile journey from Swansboro to Cape Hatteras in a traditional oceangoing Polynesian canoe to raise awareness of risks to water quality.
North Carolina Coastal Federation
The second leg of the three-year fundraising and clean-water awareness endeavor begins Thursday in Cedar Point and wraps up two days later in Hatteras Village.
The awards were presented Thursday during the association’s annual conference held this year at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel.
The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration is awarding $14.9 million to the North Carolina Coastal Federation for oyster habitat restoration and a program to encourage underrepresented university students to study marine sciences.
The grant made through the Truist Charitable Fund, a donor-advised fund at The Winston-Salem Foundation, will support the establishment of a new facility, the Center for Coastal Protection and Restoration, in Carteret County in the unincorporated community of Ocean.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation is recognizing Saturday environmental stewards devoted to protecting the state’s coast.
Trail projects in Carteret County and Croatan National Forest’s Neusiok Trail have been awarded around $260,000 by North Carolina’s Recreational Trails Program.
The Southern Environmental Law Center has sent letters on behalf of the North Carolina Coastal Federation to two government agencies pressing for current laws and rules to be enforced regarding leaking septic systems on the Rodanthe oceanfront.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation’s annual Pelican Awards and Taste of the Coast are set for Aug. 5 and will be held as individual events this year.
The N.C. Department of Transportation and the nonprofit Coastal Federation have partnered on the agency’s first living shoreline project under construction in Swansboro.
The National Science Foundation and Paul G. Allen Family Foundation announced six awards for conservation science and action on behalf of key species and ecosystems, including two North Carolina projects.
Wendy Stanton, acting refuge manager for Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, says Lake Mattamuskeet is “out of balance,” but officials behind the work say the community’s enthusiasm for cleaning up the lake continues.
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Companies in shoreline stabilization and restoration recently presented their techniques and materials for a statewide steering committee of scientists, federal and state agencies, and nonprofits.
Qualified shellfish growers in North Carolina can apply for up to $50,000 for equipment or operations through a new loan program.
Publication staff were recognized Thursday during the North Carolina Press Association’s annual convention in Raleigh.