Saltwater Connections is a regional initiative aimed at sustaining livelihoods, cultural heritage, and natural resources along North Carolina’s central coast, from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke and Down East Carteret County.

What’s New

  • Seafood Throwdown: 2 Local Chefs, 1 Mystery Fish
    August 26, 2014
    Chefs from two of Hatteras Island’s most popular restaurants will display their seafood cooking skills in a Seafood Throwdown at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Day at the Docks in Hatteras village. The free event will take place in the Day at the Docks Food Demo tent located in the parking area at ...
  • Talk of the Villages: Local and Underloved
    August 23, 2014
    We hope you will join seafood consumers, commercial fishermen, dealers and processors , chefs, and scientists at Talk of the Villages: Local and Underloved, on Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6 pm, at the Hatteras Village Civic Center. This FREE event will explore what it means to eat local, sustainable seafood, and how we can support community-based ...
  • Resourceful Communities is Hiring! Healthy Eating Active Living Coordinator
    August 15, 2014
    Resourceful Communities (, a specialized program of The Conservation Fund (TCF), seeks a Healthy Eating, Active Living Coordinator.  The coordinator will support organizations in Eastern NC and the Central Piedmont working to increase access to healthy foods and active living opportunities in their communities by providing training and technical assistance, small grants and facilitated networking. The ...
  • Community Food Councils: Questions and Answers
    August 15, 2014
    On April 17, 2014 a webinar was held by UNC School of Government, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and the NC Community Transformation Grant (CTG) on food councils. Community and regional food councils (sometimes called food policy councils) are rapidly emerging as important mechanisms to stimulate the kind of dialogue and concerted action ...
  • Coastal Voices August Broadcast on Radio Hatteras
    August 14, 2014
    Coastal Voices will air on Radio Hatteras (99.9 and 101.5 FM) at 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 19, 2014.  The August broadcast includes stories about Hatteras Island village names, long-hauling, women-led fishing advocacy, Gull Island Gunning Club, the loss of the William P. Cox schooner, pound-netting, travel by mailboat, Highway 12, local seafood and NC Catch, ...
  • New York Times: New Scenic Routes in the Outer Banks
    August 8, 2014
    Four new driving trails link cultural and natural heritage sites along the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway in North Carolina, and a new kayak network weaves through miles of pristine coastal creeks and sounds. Down East Paddle Trails includes 16 kayak trails, ranging from 2.3 miles to 13.7 miles, and explores coastal creeks, marshes, sounds and ...
  • Panel Reviewing NC Sea Grant Seeks Comments
    August 8, 2014
    North Carolina Sea Grant will host a federal Site Review Team convened by Leon Cammen, director of the National Sea Grant College Program. The visit will be at North Carolina State University in Raleigh on Sept. 16 and 17. The team of national experts will consider program management, stakeholder engagement and roles in collaborative networks, including engagement ...

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