• Spreading the Word About Runoff Control

    Burrows Smith, a Wilmington developer, will be one of the attendees at a conference next month who will be preaching about new methods to control poisoned runoff to protect coastal waters.

  • A New Approach to Polluted Waters

    The N.C. Coastal Federation will soon publish a new guidebook that will offer cheaper, simpler methods for restoring our polluted coastal rivers and streams.

  • Teaming Up for Clean Water

    Volunteers helped the N.C. Coastal Federation and Habitat for Humanity build rain gardens and install cisterns at a Habitat house in Brunswick County to help control stormwater.

  • Building Simple While Building Green

    There will come a day when low-impact development is simply development. When that day comes it may look something like the house that Toni and John Cornelius built in Wilmington.

  • LID Comes to Onslow County

    The Swansboro town board approved a subdivision that will use low-impact development techniques to control stormwater. It’s the first such project in Onslow County.

  • Pelican Award: Winding River Plantation

    The Winding River Plantation Property Owners Association in Brunswick County won a Pelican Award from the N.C. Coastal Federation for developing model community landscaping guidelines that promote environmentally friendly yards.

  • Work Begins on Hyde Runoff Project

    Work has begun on the first phase of a massive restoration project in Hyde County that will redirect millions of gallons of polluted farm field runoff away from Pamlico Sound.

  • Stormwater Primer: Are Rules Working?

    Polluted runoff is now the largest source of water impairment along the coast, but many think that the state’s evolving regulations are working to control it.

  • Stormwater: A Primer

    In the first of two parts on polluted runoff, we explore where it comes from, its effects on coastal water quality and the rules in place to try and control it.

  • Super-Sized Restoration Projects Begin in Hyde County

    Ground-breaking is imminent on two of the N.C. Coastal Federation’s large-scale hydrologic and habitat restoration projects in Hyde County. A previously unheard-of partnership of farmers, a conservation nonprofit and others have combined forces on projects that provide benefits for all concerned.