Crab pots with an identifiable buoy recovered from the northeast region have been set aside for the rightful owner to claim at the North Carolina Coastal Federation office in Wanchese.
North Carolina Coastal Federation
As the North Carolina Coastal Federation celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, Executive Director Todd Miller looks back on the four-decade journey.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation has begun its eighth year collecting lost fishing gear in sounds on the northern and central coast.
Guest commentary: North Carolina’s collaborative shellfish strategy includes public education efforts showcasing how oysters can be a catalyst for a resilient future, where people and ecosystems thrive.
Through a variety of programs and partnerships, the nonprofit conservation organization focuses on clean coastal waters and habitats, advocating to protect the coast, and teaches and informs people about the coast and what they can do to protect it.
Carteret County is in the permitting process for a new boat launching facility with 170 parking spaces and six boat ramps planned off Highway 24 in Ocean.
Brunswick County now offers five locations for residents, businesses and restaurants to drop-off oyster shells to be used in restoration projects.
Guest columnist John Runkle, one of the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s founding board members, writes that the nearly 40-year-old nonprofit’s mission has been guided by clear messaging, namely, “No wetlands, no seafood.”
Birding experts will lead an educational cruise aboard the Lady Swan Boat Tours’ covered ferryboat starting at 10 a.m. Sunday in Swansboro.
The online course is to help coastal managers and planners plan and implement green infrastructure projects to reduce impacts of coastal hazards in their community.
The Coastal Habitat Protection Plan’s 2021 amendment to the 2016 plan has been unanimously approved by the Coastal Resources, Environmental Management and Marine Fisheries commissions.
The former reporter and television news anchor has joined the North Carolina Coastal Federation as communications director.
Oct. 11-15 is North Carolina Oyster Week this year and organizers, North Carolina Sea Grant, the North Carolina Coastal Federation, and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, say the “shellebration” includes a series of in-person and virtual oyster-related events along the coast and in the Triangle.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation reminds the public that numerous collections sites are available along the coast for oyster shell recycling for use in habitat restoration.
The N.C. Division of Water Resources has approved a collaborative plan to help Atlantic Beach address flooding.
Plans are in the works to remove 1 million invasive carp from Lake Mattamuskeet, a move stakeholders hope will help with water quality and clarity.