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

  • Upcoming Webinars for Community Food Projects
    July 9, 2015
    Sustaining your Program after Community Food Projects Funding: This webinar will discuss challenges and strategies for sustaining a program after your initial funding has finished. The presenters, Chris Brown of Agriculture and Land Based Training and Jennifer Hashley of New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, will each speak about experiences from their own organizations. They will ...
  • Local Foods, Local Places: Funding Opportunity
    July 9, 2015
    Local Foods, Local Places will provide direct technical support to selected communities. A team of experts will help community members develop action plans that use local foods to support healthy families and communities and to drive downtown and neighborhood revitalization. The assistance process features a community workshop that brings people together to develop shared goals ...
  • Seafood Throwdown 2015: 2 Local Chefs, 1 Local Fish
    June 24, 2015
    Chefs from two popular Outer Banks restaurants will display their seafood cooking skills at the 4th annual Day at the Docks Seafood Throwdown at 12 noon on Saturday, September 19, 2015.   Guests will see Taylor Rawl from The Mad Crabber Restaurant in Avon and Eduardo Chavez from Eduardo’s Taco Stand in Ocracoke prepare dishes using a ...
  • Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas: Request for Applications
    June 23, 2015
    The Duke Endowment is pleased to announce a request for applications for Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas (HPHC), a program to improve community health outcomes in North and South Carolina. This new opportunity is designed to support community coalitions in their efforts to transform population health through collective impact, enhance community capacity to implement evidence-based interventions and ...
  • Rural NC Advocacy Agenda Roundtable Discussions
    June 23, 2015
    This summer, the NC Rural Center will be traveling across North Carolina to gather your input as we craft a rural advocacy agenda to benefit the entire state. Please make plans to join us for these free roundtable discussions.
  • Farm to School of NC Conference
    June 23, 2015
    The first annual Farm to School of NC Conference, will be held at NC State’s McKimmon Center this summer, Saturday, July 25th. We are partners in the newly seeded Farm to School Coalition of NC and openly welcome and encourage you and your community partners to attend!  We are a part of a collaborative USDA-FNS Farm ...
  • Civic Crowdfunding
    June 21, 2015
    In recent years, new platforms – Citizinvestor, ioby, and – have emerged with a specific focus on public goods -“civic crowdfunding”. These websites facilitate the funding of public projects, some of which are organized by local governments themselves and others organized by citizens and community organizations interested in bringing new services or facilities to ...

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