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

  • Training and Grant Opportunities: News for Nonprofits from OBX Community Foundation
    September 30, 2015
    Greetings from the Outer Banks Community Foundation! I hope you had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to a joyful and abundant autumn.   This week we have some special news and opportunities to share with our nonprofit partners, including announcements of a strategic planning training in October, and some dedicated funds available in our last ...
  • ‘By nourishing plants, you’re nourishing community’
    September 30, 2015
    Conetoe, North Carolina (CNN)An hour east of Raleigh, North Carolina, lies the predominantly African-American community of Conetoe — population 300. The town is surrounded by farmland, but the nearest grocery store is 10 miles away, making it one of the country’s many “food deserts,” where fresh, nutritious food is not readily available. But during the last ...
  • Listen to Coastal Voices on Your Radio, Computer or Phone
    September 13, 2015
    The next Coastal Voices program on Radio Hatteras is 7 pm, Tuesday, September 15.  The program features stories about growing up in Hatteras village, working on the Diamond Shoals Lightship, hurricanes, Cape Point Coast Guard Station, kayak fishing, growing up in Rodanthe, Aycock Brown, freight boats, and St. John’s Methodist Church. Storytellers are Calvin Burrus Jr, ...
    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 ...

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