State organization launches preservation campaign for section of Topsail Beach

TOPSAIL BEACH, N.C. (WITN) – A popular beach here in the East is raising funds for a preservation campaign.

The North Carolina Coastal Life Trust has announced the signing of a contract to purchase South Topsail Beach, or called The Point, in order to make permanent preservation for the site.

Some of what the organization hopes to preserve are the area’s Loggerhead sea turtles, sand dunes, estuarine wetlands, and maritime shrub forests.

“The Point represents one of the last vestiges of undeveloped, privately-owned land on North Carolina’s barrier islands,” remarked Harrison Marks, Executive Director of the Coastal Land Trust. “Its protection hinges on community support. Together, we will ensure this ecological haven remains intact for generations to come.”

However, Coastal Life Trust says they will need to raise nearly $8 million by March 2025 to undertake this endeavor.

The organization announces they plan on holding meetings with town officials and the public to gauge interest in the near future.

Updates to the campaign will be made through the Trust’s website.