Beach Nourishment Projects
North Carolina’s beaches and tidal inlets provide an overwhelming contribution in preserving the State’s cultural heritage while also providing a significant economic benefit. To better maintain and enhance these valuable coastal communities, a management strategy was necessary that would evolve with changes. Funding options were identified to create a dedicated beach preservation fund for future beach initiatives. The funding needs for appropriations to the State’s deep draft navigation fund were also identified. The Beach and Inlet Management Plan highlights the importance of coastal infrastructure, beaches and navigable channels, along with the need to increase the State’s involvement to preserve them.