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

  • 2015 Emerging Issues High School Prize for Innovation
    October 23, 2014
    The 2015 Emerging Issues High School Prize for Innovation challenges teams of high school students to reflect on the past in order to help improve a community’s future. Teams will investigate the historical roots of a local challenge a community has wrestled with in one or more of the following areas: its economy, education, the ...
  • Outer Banks Local Foods Council Membership
    October 21, 2014
    Applications are now being accepted for the Outer Banks Local Foods Council (OBLFC) Membership.  In response to a growing interest and demand in local food sources and production, the Dare County Cooperative Extension, in conjunction with key stakeholders and community members, has determined a need for an Outer Banks Local Food Council. This Council will ...
  • Coastal Voices on Radio Hatteras: October 21, 2014
    October 16, 2014
    The next Coastal Voices broadcast on Radio Hatteras (99.9 and 101.5 FM) is 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 21, 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 October broadcast includes stories about ...
  • Saltwater Connections Initiative Promotes Wild-Caught NC Seafood at State Fair
    October 14, 2014
    Learn about commercial fishing and taste the best from the coast at the NC Catch “fish house” booth at the North Carolina State Fair from October 16 to 26, 2014 in Raleigh. NC Catch was established in 2012 with support from Saltwater Connections and works with local seafood branding groups to educate consumers on the ...
  • Basic Seafood HACCP Segment 2* Workshop
    October 11, 2014
    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) 303 College Circle, Room 205 Morehead City, NC 28557 Registration fee is $100.00 per person Includes fee for HACCP Certificate of Completion from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO), box lunch, and all course handouts. Participants should obtain course books before taking the ...
  • Disaster Resiliency Training Workshop Registration Now Open
    October 10, 2014
    The Town of Windsor will be holding a Disaster Resiliency Training on Nov. 6th.  Please put this important learning opportunity on your calendars and plan to attend.  Windsor has experienced more than its fair share of dealing with natural disasters, particularly flooding and severe wind damage — from Hurricanes Floyd (1999), Isabel (2003), Tropical Storm ...
  • The American South: Its Stories, Music, and Art
    October 2, 2014
    A new, free, six-week online course that explores the stories, music and art of the American South will be offered Oct. 13 to Nov. 28, developed and taught by the Center’s Senior Associate Director, William R. Ferris, in conjunction with the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education.  For more information, and to register for free, visit:

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