Protecting and preserving North Carolina’s coastal communities through collaboration, education and knowledge

NCBIWA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-deductible association founded in 1998.

Our mission is to work on behalf of North Carolina’s coast, and those who love it, by seeking to encourage government action and funding, educate and advocate for effective Federal and State policy, and facilitate environmentally sound scientific and engineering solutions for our threatened beaches, inlets and waterways

Upcoming Events

Join us for our 2021 Fall Conference on Thursday and Friday, November 4-5, at the Aloft Wilmington at Coastline Center in Downtown Wilmington, N.C.

Coastal Facts

Did you know that North Carolina is the seventh-longest coastline in the U.S. with 3,375 coastline miles. Approximately 320 miles
of the coastline is ocean shoreline of which 112 miles are currently managed (but is anticipated to grow to 163 miles)?

Coastal Resiliency in North Carolina

With nearly 3,400 coastline miles, North Carolina is vulnerable to the effects of increasing storm activity. With hurricanes, coastal storms, and flooding threatening the loss of our beaches and coastal habitat, effective coastal management using nature-based solutions is vital in protecting those areas.

Coastal Resiliency in North Carolina

With nearly 3,400 coastline miles, North Carolina is vulnerable to the effects of increasing storm activity. With hurricanes, coastal storms, and flooding threatening the loss of our beaches and coastal habitat, effective coastal management using nature-based solutions is vital in protecting those areas.

North Carolina Communities’ Water Level Observation System

The water level observing network helps communities plan for and manage coastal flooding. With funding provided by the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) through a grant from Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA), NCBIWA is able to purchase affordable water-level sensors for their local government members.

North Carolina Communities’ Water Level Observation System

The water level observing network helps communities plan for and manage coastal flooding. With funding provided by the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) through a grant from Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA), NCBIWA is able to purchase affordable water-level sensors for their local government members.

Become an NCBIWA Member

Your membership allows us to advocate for the coast on the local, state and federal levels by remaining engaged and involved in the process.