Cape Fear Arch

A Collaborative Voice for Nature

The Cape Fear Arch is a special geologic feature stretching from Cape Lookout, NC to Cape Romain, SC that contains nationally significant animal and plant communities.

Created in 2006, the Cape Fear Arch Conservation Collaboration is a partnership of organizations and individuals interested in protecting this region while balancing the needs of man and nature.

Its mission is to develop and implement a community conservation vision to build awareness, protection and stewardship of the region’s important natural resources.

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Fourth Quarter Meeting (2017)

  • Bald Head Island Conservancy (map)

Our next quarterly meeting will be held on Bald Head Island!

Please be prepared for the following costs:

  1. Round-trip ferry ticket = $22
  2. Parking = $8 (carpool!)
  3. Lunch = $15 (approx.) or bring your own
  4. Cart rental = $5 (approx.)


  • 9:00 am-9:45 am – Ferry over from Deep Point Marina (1301 Ferry Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461) and ride to Conservancy
  • 9:45 am-10:15 am – Introductions, updates
  • 10:15 am-12 pm – Speakers 
    • BHI Conservancy's Environmental Services - An Overview (Will Benfield, BHIC Coastal Scientist)
    • Sea Turtles of Bald Head Island (Brooke Milligan, BHIC Director of Conservation)
    • Long-term Plan for Ecological Research on BHI (Chris Shank, BHIC Executive Director)
    • Coastal Issues (Roger Shew, UNCW, Dept. of Environmental Science)
  • 12 pm-1 pm – Lunch (bring own or purchase at the Maritime Market)
  • 1 pm-3 pm – Field trip: Terminal groin and shoreline tour (Chris McCall, Village of BHI Town Manager) 
  • 3:30 pm – Ferry back, or stay longer if desired

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