Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area

Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area

Undeveloped coastal land can serve as a natural buffer for a significant amount of storm surge, reducing flooding and damage further inland. After Hurricane Ike in 2008, Matagorda, Brazoria, Galveston, and Chambers counties united to push for the creation of the Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area to protect valuable wetlands from over-development.

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Southern Shores, NC

Southern Shores, NC

In order to protect the natural coastal features of Southern Shores, NC, specific ordinances have been adopted to guide development in the community. These ordinances were created alongside multiple existing protection efforts to maximize the area’s protection, while allowing growth and development in appropriate locations.

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