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

  • Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge Deadline is Sept. 15, 2014
    August 30, 2014
    The marquee event of the Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative, a joint effort between Georgetown University and American Farm Bureau in Washington, D.C.  is the Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge in January 2015, at the AFBF Annual Convention in San Diego. The first-of-its-kind challenge provides an opportunity for individuals to showcase ideas and business innovations being cultivated ...
  • Down East Council Meets September 8, 2014
    August 30, 2014
    Down East Council will meet Monday, September 8 at 7:00 at the Davis Fire Department.  One of the major agenda items is the continued review of the Down East Community Survey.  All Council members are urged to attend as it is important to have at least two residents from each of our communities.  The meeting ...
  • 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, ...

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