The North Inlet-Winyah Bay CTP Program (CTP) is a national initiative among the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) to provide science-based information, tools, and training to coastal decision makers in order to foster stewardship of coastal resources. A coastal decision maker is anyone whose professional choices impact the health of coastal resources or habitats. Examples of CDMs include local planners, municipal staff, county council members, developers, and engineers. CTP programs include training workshops, hands-on demonstrations and field visits, as well as individual technical assistance to help decision makers incorporate innovative knowledge and technology into their daily professional lives. Program topics vary widely, from low impact development to developing model stormwater ordinances, but all relate to more responsible and sustainable coastal living and growth.