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

    September 1, 2015
    Saltwater Connections is pleased to announce that Coastal Voices: Linking Generations, an oral history collection, is now available for free online viewing. The collection includes audio recordings and transcripts of thirty oral history interviews conducted with Hatteras Island and Ocracoke residents between 1978 and 2003 for the Southern Oral History Project and the National Park Service ...
  • Resourceful Communities Workshop: Participatory Planning and Evaluation for Stronger Projects
    August 25, 2015
    Participants will learn and practice strategies to help them take a great idea and, working with their community, turn it into a successful project with measurable results. This day-long workshop will provide opportunities to test project planning tools and creative ways to capture the impact of your project.  Participants will also hear from peer presenters ...
  • Talk of the Villages 2015: From Local Waters to Your Plate
    August 22, 2015
    We hope to see you at Talk of the Villages: From Local Waters to Your Plate on Thursday, September 17, 2015, 4 pm, at the Hatteras Village Civic Center.  This FREE event will feature a dynamic panel discussion on the myths and truths of seafood sustainability, separating seafood fact from fiction. Panelists include Wanchese commercial fisherman ...
  • Seafood Throwdown at Day at the Docks
    August 22, 2015
    The annual Day at the Docks Seafood Throwdown will start at noon, Saturday, September 19, 2015.  You won’t want to miss this first ever interisland throwdown! The 2015 Seafood Throwdown chefs are Taylor Rawl from The Mad Crabber Restaurant in Avon and Eduardo Chavez from Eduardo’s Taco Stand in Ocracoke. Rawl and Chavez will have one hour ...
  • Funding Opportunity: The Conservation Fund’s Creating New Economies Fund
    August 21, 2015
    Funding Priorities: Proposed projects for the current grant cycle must meet the triple bottom line and: Increase access to healthy food; or Connect small farmers to low‐income consumers; or Increase opportunities for outdoor physical activity.     Grant Amount: The maximum grant is $15,000, however, average grants range from $8,000‐ $12,000.   Who Can Apply: Eligible applicants include nonprofits, town ...
  • BCCC to Bring Craft and Artisan Marketing Specialist to Ocracoke in November
    August 20, 2015
    Beaufort County Community College and the Hyde County Office of Economic Development will host two November workshops on Ocracoke focused on Marketing for the Craftsperson or Artist. Workshop leader Linda Rozelle has extensive experience in branding, marketing and advertising. She has a love for small businesses and craft artisans specifically. These hands-on workshops will stress creating unique ...
  • Event Grant Application Window Closing August 15
    August 11, 2015
    The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau sponsors a number of grant opportunities to help fund and support various Outer Banks projects and events. The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau will be accepting the following grant applications for its next award cycles.. Event Grant applications: August 1-15, 2015. This grant program is to help create events that drive overnight ...

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