NC Coastal Federation http://whqr.org en Figure Eight Island awaits state decision on terminal groin requirements http://whqr.org/post/figure-eight-island-awaits-state-decision-terminal-groin-requirements <p><strong><em>Update: The Coastal Policy Reform Act of 2013 has passed its second reading in the House.</em></strong></p><p><strong><em>This article was modified to reflect a correction.&nbsp; The cap on the number of terminal groins allowed in the state, according to the most recent version of the Coastal Policy Reform Act of 2013, is four.</em></strong></p><p>Today, state leaders in the House could consider a bill that would ease financial requirements for beach communities looking to install a terminal groin. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 19:02:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 39891 at http://whqr.org Figure Eight Island awaits state decision on terminal groin requirements State Senate passes terminal groin bill 28 to 5 http://whqr.org/post/state-senate-passes-terminal-groin-bill-28-5 <p></p><p>The Coastal Policy Reform Act of 2013 has now passed both Chambers of the General Assembly and is headed to the Governor’s desk.&nbsp; Fri, 19 Jul 2013 18:45:05 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 40076 at http://whqr.org State Senate passes terminal groin bill 28 to 5 WHQR/NCCF reef building a success http://whqr.org/post/whqrnccf-reef-building-success <p>Saturday November 19th was a beautiful day on Stump Sound in Onslow County. Over 100 volunteers from WHQR, UNCW students, GE Volunteers and others gathered under the auspices of the <strong><a href="http://www.nccoast.org/" target="_blank">North Carolina Coastal Federation</a></strong> to build an oyster reef. A long line snaked from the mainland to the sound, ferrying hundreds of bags of marl (marine limestone) as the base, and later bags of oyster shells to make up the reef itself. Sun, 20 Nov 2011 02:30:54 +0000 Cleve Callison 7121 at http://whqr.org WHQR/NCCF reef building a success