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This collection contains the work of North Carolina shell fisher turned environmental activist, Lena Ritter. It covers her career with the North Carolina Coastal Federation, where she served on the board of directors and was its president from 1987-1990, especially focused on her community and legal efforts to preserve Permuda Island in Onslow County and the educational sessions she gave to school children and on local and national TV shows. Content also includes documents related to her...
1962-2009; Majority of material found within 1983-1995
The North Carolina Coastal Federation is a non-profit organization that focuses exclusively on protecting and restoring the state's coast through education, advocacy and habitat preservation and restoration. These records reflect the activities of the organization from its formation in 1982 through 2004. The collection is arranged in six series and includes a wide range of materials.