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Coastal Cleanup with the OBX Paddlers Club
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Join us as we partner with the Outer Banks Paddlers Club, on a shoreline cleanup near Deep Wear Point on Roanoke Island. Calling all kayakers! This cleanup site is only accessible from the water. Volunteers are invited to meet at the Bowsertown Road Boating Access Area with their own kayaks or other water transportation and a personal floatation device.
Federation staff will kick off the event with a safety briefing and overview of the cleanup area, then volunteers will embark on a 30-40 minute paddle out to Deep Wear Point. The cleanup will focus from this point and along a nearby canal. Volunteers will work to collect debris and compile everything on the sandbar at the point. The Federation staff will help haul everything collected back to the boat ramp for disposal and provide support throughout the event from the Federation’s vessel.
This event presents an opportunity to clean up an area of the Croatan Sound that’s not easy to access and debris has accumulated. Help us reduce coastal marine debris and have fun kayaking with your neighbors, all while keeping Roanoke Island beautiful.
Other than water transportation, all of the necessary cleanup materials will be provided. Come in your work clothes, and be sure to wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes that can get wet. Be sure to pack outdoor essentials such as water, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
With strenuous working conditions anticipated, volunteers need to be 16 years and older. This event is weather dependent. Be sure to register in advance so we can touch base if any event plans are changed.
Meet at the Bowsertown Road Boating Access Area
The North Carolina Coastal Federation, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in its programs or activities.