During the weeks of March 9 and March 16 two Alternative Spring Break groups visited our headquarters office to complete service projects. These students selflessly choose to dedicate their time off from classes to volunteer on the coast.
The Pirates of East Carolina University helped us complete several projects. They moved oyster shell bags for us, spruced up the office with some grounds maintenance, and worked with our student partners at White Oak Elementary School. We are also especially thankful for their help packing folder materials and name tags for our Oyster Summit. They also did a beach cleanup and some maintenance on Bear Island with our partners at Hammocks Beach State Park.
The Buckeyes of Ohio State University traveled by van all the way from Columbus, Ohio to work with us. During their stay they cleaned up areas at the Sam Hatcher Camp and made new trails that will be used by our summer camp students. At Jones Island they collected limbs and debris, and at Morehead Primary School they planted native plants. They also worked with our partners at Hammocks Beach State Park and with 3rd grade students at White Oak Elementary School.
We are very thankful to both groups for all of their hard work and support in keeping coastal NC clean and healthy