North Carolina Coastal Federation
Coastal Happenings August 2015
Dear Friend of the Coast,

It's hard to believe another summer is coming to a close. If your late summer plans take you near Manteo, Wrightsville Beach, or the Crystal Coast, please visit one of our offices to say hello or join us for an event


Many members joined us in New Bern for the public forum on offshore drilling and the Pelican Awards Celebration - thank you!  The day began with speakers and panelists who aimed to answer tough questions about the potential future of offshore oil. We learned a lot, and we hope you did too. All materials from the forum are available on our website


After the forum, many of you asked where you could get one of the "Protect Our Coast" yard signs. These are available at any of our three offices.  


In the evening, we honored Pelican Award winners and enjoyed socializing with fellow members, friends and families. This year's honorees inspired us with their contributions and hard work. Learn more about their incredible accomplishments


Feedback from these events is welcomed and appreciated - we love hearing from you. You can complete an online survey for attendees: offshore oil forum or Pelican Awards. Additionally, if you have not yet submitted your member survey, there's still time to share your thoughts this week!


North Carolina Coastal Federation Staff

Stormwater Pollutants cut by up to 90%

In collaboration with the Town of Wrightsville Beach, UNC-Wilmington and the N.C. Division of Coastal Management, the federation recently reduced the amount of polluted runoff that flows into Banks Channel. This keeps coastal waters safer for swimming and fishing. Read more


Watch the Speaker Series anywhere!


It's no problem if you missed a session of our speaker series. As a member of the federation, you're invited to view abbreviated videos of speeches online. Check out this presentation on invasive species in North Carolina on our website.

Update on Living Shorelines

Restore America's Estuaries and the federation released a new report that assesses the obstacles that prevent living shorelines from being implemented and offers possible solutions. Read more and download the full report.


Poll captures opinions on offshore oil

In contrast with an earlier statewide poll, Coastal Review Online found that opponents of offshore oil in N.C. counties that border the Atlantic Ocean now narrowly outnumber supporters. This story and many more are available through the offshore drilling series on the CRO website.




7 Coastal Birding Cruise
Wrightsville Beach

8 Jones Island Kayak/Yoga Trip
Cedar Point

11 Boat the Bay

11 Touch Tank Tuesday
Wrightsville Beach

12 Coastal Cruise: Shelling
Hammocks Beach State Park

12 Coastal Speaker Series: Masonboro Island
Wrightsville Beach

13 Coastal Discovery Thursday
Wrightsville Beach

18 Touch Tank Tuesday
Wrightsville Beach

19 Coastal Cruise: Marsh
Hammocks Beach State Park

20 Boat the Bay

20 Coastal Discovery Thursday
Wrightsville beach

25 Touch Tank Tuesday
Wrightsville Beach

27 Boat the Bay

27 Coastal Discovery Thursday
Wrightsville Beach


3 Coastal Discovery Thursday
Wrigthsville Beach

4 Coastal Birding Cruise
Wrightsville Beach

9 Coastal Speak Series: 2015 Legislative Update
Wrightsville Beach

Nags Head

10 Coastal Discovery Thursday
Wrightsville Beach

17 Coastal Discovery Thursday
Wrightsville Beach

24 Coastal Discovery Thursday
Wrightsville Beach




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North Carolina Coastal Federation

3609 Highway 24 (Ocean) Newport, NC  28570 * 252-393-8185 *
Covering the coast with offices in Manteo, Ocean and Wrightsville Beach