Saltwater Connections Receives Creating New Economies Fund Grant

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, site encourage economic diversity, promote community health and wellness, and serve the needs of all residents. What’s New

  • The 1997 Fisheries Reform Act: An Oral History Perspective
    June 2, 2016
    Great collaboration between students at East Carteret High School and Cape Hatteras Secondary School of Coastal Studies is featured in this video about local food programs at the schools. In 1994, cheap the NC General Assembly implemented a moratorium on the sale of new commercial fishing licenses and established the NC Fisheries Moratorium Steering Committee ...
  • Healthy Food Connections: Video
    June 2, 2016
    Great collaboration between students at East Carteret High School and Cape Hatteras Secondary School of Coastal Studies is featured in this video about local food programs at the schools.
  • Follow New Route Signs along the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway! Event set for May 25 in Buxton, NC
    May 20, 2016
    It stretches along North Carolina’s coastline. It’s one of America’s National Scenic Byways and it’s now officially here! Along the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway, erectile visitors and residents alike will notice brand new Byway route signs. Follow those signs and connect with the communities on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands and in Down East ...
  • The Science of Climate Change, Free Workshop for Rising 11th & 12th Graders in NC, June 13-17, 2016
    May 20, 2016
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering a FREE Summer Enrichment Program to educate NC high school students about the science of climate change. Students will learn what climate change is, abortion how is can affect their health and lifestyle, thumb how EPA scientists are researching climate change and adaptation, visit this ...
  • East Carteret Students Study Blue Crabs – Video
    April 18, 2016
    East Carteret High School students visited a local  blue crab shedding operation and then learned how to cook soft shell crabs as part of a Creating New Economies Grant awarded by the Resourceful Communities Program at The Conservation Fund to Saltwater Connections.  Watch the video here.  
  • East Carteret and Cape Hatteras Schools Collaboration
    April 18, 2016
    Cape Hatteras Secondary School carpentry students installed the food program’s new fish cleaning table last week. The table was made by East Carteret High School’s marine trades class taught by Zack Davis and was gifted to the Cape Hatteras food program. This exchange was supported by a Creating New Economies Grant awarded by the Resourceful ...
  • A Journey Though History and Culture
    April 13, 2016
    Harkers Island, order North Carolina (December 2, 2015) – Students and teachers at East Carteret High School in Beaufort and Cape Hatteras Secondary School of Coastal Studies in Buxton are working together to build healthier local communities and economies.   The educational exchange is supported by a Creating New Economies Fund grant awarded by the Resourceful ...

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NC (May 7, 2015) – Saltwater Connections received a Creating New Economies Fund (CNEF) grant of $9000 from The Conservation Fund’s Resourceful Communities program.  This grant will provide technical and financial support to the Foods Program at Cape Hatteras Secondary School of Coastal Studies and to expand similar programs to Ocracoke and Down East communities.

“The Cape Hatteras Foods Program provides an excellent hands-on learning opportunity to address local food production and healthy eating issues with youth and to build the next generation of local food advocates and entrepreneurs,” said Karen Amspacher, Saltwater Connections coordinator and Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center director.

RCP_logo_color_cropped (2)Resourceful Communities awarded 35 grants totaling more than $300,000 to support innovative “triple bottom line” projects.  These efforts integrate sustainable economic development, environmental stewardship and social justice.  The program is funded with generous support from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, The Oak Foundation, USDA Rural Communities Development Initiative and the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.  Dedicated to building local capacity, CNEF grants of up to $15,000 support a range of projects that include mobile food markets; increasing low-income consumers’ access to healthy food; community trails and eco-tourism; “green collar” job training programs and more.  Open to the program’s 500+ network of community organizations, faith-based groups and rural towns, the small grants result in an average return of $12 for every $1 invested.

 

About SALTWATER CONNECTIONS:

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.

www.saltwaterconnections.org

 

 

About KATE B. REYNOLDS CHARITABLE TRUST:

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust was established in 1947 and is now one of the largest private trusts in North Carolina. Its mission is to improve the quality of life and quality of health for the financially needy of North Carolina. The Poor and Needy Division responds to basic life needs and invests in solutions that improve the quality of life and health for financially needy residents of Forsyth County. The Health Care Division promotes wellness statewide by investing in prevention and treatment. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. serves as sole trustee.  www.kbr.org

 

About the Oak Foundation:

Oak Foundation is a group of philanthropic organisations which, since its establishment in 1983, has given over 3,000 grants to not-for-profit organisations around the world.  The Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern.  The commitment to The Conservation Fund’s Resourceful Communities programme helps underserved communities access, grow and distribute safe, affordable, local healthy food.

 

About the Z. SMITH REYNOLDS FOUNDATION:

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR) is committed to improving the quality of life of all North Carolinians. ZSR invests in statewide, regional and community-based organizations that are dedicated to building an inclusive, sustainable and vibrant state. The groups that ZSR supports both work to build healthy, robust communities at the local and regional level and engage in education, civic dialogue and advocacy around issues of importance to communities and to North Carolina. ZSR currently focuses on the areas of community economic development, environment, public education, social justice and equity and strengthening democracy. The Foundation is a 78-year-old private foundation based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. For more information or to learn more about ZSR, visit www.zsr.org.

 

About The Conservation Fund/ Resourceful Communities:

Established in 1991, Resourceful Communities, a specialized program of The Conservation Fund, supports a network of 500+ grassroots organizations, faith-based groups and resource partners with an effective combination of capacity building, direct investment, and facilitated networking to connect stakeholders with otherwise hard-to-reach resources.  Resourceful Communities’ “triple bottom line” approach integrates environmental stewardship, social justice and economic development.  Their Healthy Eating/ Active Living and Food and Farm Initiatives help community organizations strengthen efforts to increase access to healthy food and opportunities to be active.  The Conservation Fund (TCF) is a national nonprofit established in 1985 to protect working lands and waterways and promote sustainable economic development; TCF has protected more than 7.5 million acres nationwide, including more than 200,000 acres here in North Carolina.  <www.resourcefulcommunities.org>  <www.conservationfund.org>

Contact:

Karen Amspacher

Saltwater Connections

252-723-0982

kwamspacher@ec.rr.com

 

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