Habitat Restoration

  • EPA: Clean Up at Navassa Will Take Years

    The clean up of an old creosote plant that’s polluted soil and groundwater in this Brunswick County town could take 15 years, EPA officials noted at a public meeting Tuesday.

  • Grants Can Help Pay for Living Shorelines

    Waterfront property owners along our coastal sounds, bays, rivers, tidal creeks and waterways may soon be eligible for financial aid to naturally control their eroding shorelines.

  • A Living Shoreline Laboratory

    Morris Landing, 50 acres of preserved shoreline on Stump Sound in Onslow County, has become a testing ground for various techniques to protect shorelines and create oyster reefs.

  • Growing Oysters Virginia Style

    North Carolina’s moribound oyster farming program could use a a new lease on life, many say. They look to emulate Virginia, where the recent explosive growth in shellfish leasing has led to a booming industry.

  • State Lawmakers Will Talk About Oysters

    A state legislative committee, meeting Tuesday in Wilmington, will get its first look at studies ordered by the N.C. General Assembly last year to bolster the state’s oyster industry. Today, we detail the reports. Tuesday, we look at what Virginia has done with its industry.

  • Living Shorelines Get a Boost in N.C.

    The N.C Coastal Federation has received a $570,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to create living shorelines on select public and private lands on the N.C. coast.

  • Sailing to the Plastic Ocean

    Lisa Rider will be among the 14 women who leave this week on a voyage of exploration to the Pacific Ocean, where Rider will chronicle the plastic debris clogging our oceans.

  • Living Shorelines Gain New Attention

    Seawalls are widely used to control erosion but federal and state agencies are considering new rules to permit living shorelines as a natural alternative.

  • NOAA Seeks Ideas for Navassa Cleanup

    NOAA and other government officials in charge of cleaning and restoring a former wood-treatment plant in Navassa that’s now a Superfund site seek public input on the plan.

  • Report Cites Benefits of Living Shorelines

    Natural methods to protect eroding shorelines are better often cheaper for the property owner, easier to build for the contractor and better for the marine environment, according to a new report on so called “living shorelines.”