NC - North Carolina Coastal Federation’s year in review
The North Carolina Coastal Federation is a member supported non-profit organization that works to protect and restore coastal water quality and habitats throughout North Carolina by collaborating with and engaging people from all walks of life who are committed to preserving the coast for current and future generations.
The federation annually hosts the Hatteras Island Oyster Roast at Oden’s Dock. This year the sold out event takes place on Feb. 1, 2020 from 1-4 p.m. Proceeds from the event support the federation’s oyster education and restoration programs and a portion will be donated to Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts on Ocracoke Island.
Four full-time staff work from the northeast regional office in Wanchese. They collaborate with countless partners through an approach that integrates education, restoration and advocacy to address five primary goals. The summary below highlights the federation’s organizational goals and some of the past year’s regional accomplishments. It also offers a glimpse of future efforts.
Clean coastal waters that support fishing and swimming.
In 2019, through their education efforts, the federation advanced local understanding of the importance of clean water and steps that can be taken to improve coastal water quality. This was achieved through partnerships with three local schools and countless community groups, as well as continuing education trainings for homeowners and professionals.