Here you will find links to available educational materials about water resources and land use.  Most are general but some are specific to the Cape Fear River.


Coastal Explorers

Welcome to the North Carolina Coastal Explorers Website!  This website will allow you to take a virtual tour of the many unique environments found in coastal North Carolina. As a Coastal Explorer, you will visit wind-swept beaches, vast salt marshes, and dark and silent swamp forests. You will study maps and pictures of the habitats you visit to see what they look like both from high up in the air and when you are standing on the ground. Finally, you will meet the various plants and animals that make their homes in coastal North Carolina and learn about what what you can do to help protect them.  Before you begin your adventures, take some time to read these instructions so that you know how this website works and how to move from one lesson to the next.


Video on Watershed 101

It is vital to understand the concept of a watershed.  This video was produced by the Surfrider Foundation.  The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide.

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