Saltwater Connections is a collaborative of community members and organizations united by a shared common interest in building stronger communities along the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway now and for the future.  The collaborative crafts innovative projects that share and perpetuate the maritime culture of the region, encourage economic diversity, promote community health and wellness, and serve the needs of all residents.

What’s New

  • Food Business Almanac: How to source local products
    November 22, 2014
    NCDA&CS food business specialist Annette Dunlap offers resources that agribusiness owners and food entrepreneurs can use to grow and manage their business. Annette is available for free one-on-one consultations and can assist business owners with financial and market planning through the agribusiness development section. She can be reached at There is no denying consumer demand for ...
  • Fish to School
    November 15, 2014
    University of New Hampshire’s Farm to School Program was established in 2003 as a pilot program to introduce local apples and cider into NH K-12 schools. Within three years, over half the K-12 schools in the state were purchasing them for their cafeterias! In addition to continuing with this successful program integrating apples and cider, ...
  • The Importance of Marketing, Branding and Agritourism
    November 15, 2014
    Like many of the folks here at the Sustainable Ag Conference, I am in this business because I love the land and good food. But, to make it in sustainable farming, marketing our businesses and the products we produce is crucial. At City Roots Farm, based in Columbia, South Carolina, they understand the power of ...
  • Hear Coastal Voices
    November 14, 2014
    The next Coastal Voices broadcast on Radio Hatteras (99.9 and 101.5 FM) is 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 18, 2014.  Audio excerpts featured on the radio program will be archived on the Coastal Voices blog at .  Blog visitors can subscribe to an email notification service announcing new blog posts. The November broadcast includes stories about ...
  • Healthy communities and sustainable ecosystems
    November 11, 2014
    A day-long workshop to examine the rapid environmental change that is occurring in our coastal communities! Your input is crucial to determining needs for future scientific research, public policy development, and assessment of economic impacts. Understanding coastal dynamics will simultaneously protect environment quality and foster sustainable economic development, resulting in a high quality of life ...
  • Capturing Coastal Heritage
    November 7, 2014
    There are plenty of stories to tell about the villages that make up Hatteras Island, Ocracoke and Down East North Carolina, and Carolina Coastal Voices, now a year old, just keeps pumping them out. Melodi Gray Schwartz will tell you her story of crabbing and gillnetting with other Hatteras Island women in the Pamlico Sound and ...
  • North Banks Rotary Non-Profit Grants: Due Nov 30
    November 6, 2014
    Greetings from North Banks Rotary, Kill Devil Hills.  We are a local service organization comprised of community leaders with Tuesday meetings at 1PM at Western Sizzlin. Our mission is to serve the Outer Banks community, promote integrity in business and to support the ideals and projects of Rotary International. We are pleased to announce that our ...

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