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Living Shoreline Construction at Sunset Beach Waterfront Park
January 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The North Carolina Coastal Federation invites community members and volunteers to build a 60-foot oyster reef along the shoreline of the Sunset Beach Town Park. Volunteers will be placing the bags along the shoreline at low tide to build one of the oyster reefs for the living shoreline project. The reef, along with additional oyster dome reefs and salt marsh plantings, will form a living shoreline to help protect the park from erosion and create valuable habitat.
Volunteers are needed to haul and place the bags of oyster shells and granite along the shoreline and stack them to form the new reef. The event is suitable for adults, organized groups and supervised children over the age of 12.
There will be activities to accommodate a wide range of physical abilities and snacks and lunch will be provided. Volunteers should dress in layers for the weather and in clothes that are comfortable but can also get dirty. Volunteers should also wear closed-toe shoes or boots that fully cover their feet and can get wet. Additional boots will be available. All project supplies, including gloves will be provided.
***Please note that we may schedule an additional volunteer on January 18 or January 30 to finish the oyster reef construction if needed.
This oyster reef construction project, in partnership with the Town of Sunset Beach, supports the federation’s living shoreline project initiative. For more information on living shorelines, visit the Living Shorelines Academy. The Living Shorelines Academy is an online exchange of information that encourages the use of environmentally friendly living shoreline erosion control practices to protect valuable waterfront property.
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.