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

  • Underwater Heritage Symposium
    February 28, 2015
    The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum Underwater Heritage Symposium is set for April 10-11.  It is an honor to have the pioneers of diving coming to the Museum to do presentations. The Symposium presents a rare opportunity to meet these pioneers and other professional divers in the field who have made significant contributions to diving ...
  • Community Food Project Funding Now Available
    February 21, 2015
    Since 1996, the Community Food Project Grant Program (CFP) has been supporting the alleviation of food insecurity in low-income communities through projects which: Promote community self-reliance in meeting their own food needs; Encourage comprehensive responses to local food, farm, and nutrition issues; Meet food needs through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in federally-assisted nutrition programs, ...
    February 18, 2015
    Here’s your chance to take part in an international audio mega-project, whether you’ve been making radio for decades, or have always longed to utter “Testing 1, 2″ into a microphone. The ShortDocs Challenge is for everyone! THE 2015 SHORTDOCS CHALLENGE: STUDS RULES As always, ShortDocs comes with a set of rules inspired by a creative partner. For ...
  • School gardens provide work force training for our students
    February 18, 2015
    “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn,” said Benjamin Franklin. This quote informs all that I do with my sixth grade students at Northview School, an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Statesville. I quickly learned as an educator that I was instructing students who would change the world around ...
  • The Traveling Museum
    February 18, 2015
    Designed and curated by Rural Aesthetic Initiative, The Traveling Museum functions as a mobile project space for public art. Pop up gallery exhibitions, didactic art activities, happenings, individual artist projects, and mobile art residencies are all feasible within the Museum’s efficient fish house inspired architecture. We bring contemporary art places it never gets to go.  What is ...
  • Initiative seeks host sites for youth leadership interns
    February 16, 2015
    The North Carolina Community Development Initiative seeks nonprofit community organizations across the state to host rising high school seniors for six-week internships June 23-July 30 as part of its 2015 Youth Leadership Program. The Initiative will pay salaries for the interns and provide intensive leadership training seminars for the youth leaders every two weeks. Host organizations ...
  • Farmers Markets as a Tool for Economic Development and Healthy Food Access
    February 14, 2015
    In 2014, The Raleigh City Farmers Market began operating each Wednesday outside the city’s Historic City Market building. The market, comprised of fifteen vendors from around the Triangle region, offers produce, meat, cheeses, and other locally sourced food. It is part of a larger trend of farmers markets, which have grown in popularity in recent ...

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