This directory provides contact information for the people, agencies and organizations that are involved in research, education, leasing, growing, restoration and management of oysters in North Carolina.


Ted Wilgis

Name: Ted Wilgis
Affiliation: North Carolina Coastal Federation
Title: Biologist & Coastal Education Coordinator

Ted joined the Coastal Federation in 1997, coming from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, where he managed and developed education programs around the Bay and a watershed planning initiative for the Nanticoke River. He leads the education program in the Coastal Federation’s Southeast Office, and he designs and implements oyster habitat restoration, living shoreline and stormwater reduction projects. Previously, he served as the Cape Fear Coastkeeper® for five years and as the Coastal Federation’s education director. Ted holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in zoology from Connecticut College and a Coast Guard captain’s license, and is currently enrolled in the marine biology graduate program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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