Here is a list of organizations in Carteret County concerned with the enjoyment, responsible use, awareness, or preservation of natural resources and the environment.
Some of these groups have a broader focus (e.g., state level) but have Carteret County locations.
The list below is limited to those that citizens can directly get involved with through membership, volunteerism, taking classes, etc.
College or University Campus Initiatives
Green Wave (Duke University Marine Lab, Beaufort)
Carteret Green Drinks
Carteret County Tree Awareness Group (CCTAG)
Carteret Local Food Network
Carteret Organic Food Coop
Stewards of the White Oak River Basin (Carteret and Onslow Counties)
Carteret County Wildlife Club
Crystal Coast Canoe and Kayak Club
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum
State-level programs with locations in the county
North Carolina Coastal Federation
North Carolina State University, Cooperative Extension (Carteret County Center)
North Carolina Aquarium
North Carolina Maritime Museum
NC Coastal Reserve (NCCR) and National Estuarine Research Reserve (NCNERR)
For a comprehensive list of organizations working throughout the Carolina coast and beyond, go here.