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National Estuaries Week: Living Shoreline Maintenance in Oak Island

September 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 3:00 pm

National Estuaries Week: Living Shoreline Maintenance in Oak Island

Join us for a momentous occasion as we come together to commemorate National Estuaries Week and honor the remarkable initiative of the Town of Oak Island’s Environmental Advisory Committee. This special volunteer event will shine a spotlight on the Committee’s groundbreaking decision to adopt and maintain the living shoreline at Veterans Park in Oak Island. 

In 2013, through the Lockwood Folly Watershed Restoration Plan, the Federation and the Town of Oak Island installed the 200 foot living shoreline along the ICW to control further erosion while providing critical estuarine habitat. 

From 12 – 1 p.m., volunteers and interested community members will meet at the Oak Island Recreation Center for a brief presentation while enjoying light refreshments before we make our way to the living shoreline at Veterans Park located at 1408 E Yacht Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465. From 1 – 3 p.m., volunteers will join committee members and Federation staff to maintain the living shoreline. No special skills or knowledge are required. You will receive the basic training needed. Volunteers should bring a reusable water bottle, hat and sunglasses. Please dress for the weather in clothes that are comfortable and that you don’t mind getting dirty. Gloves, boots, trash pickers and trash bags will all be provided. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian with them.

All project supplies and equipment as well as snacks and refreshments will be provided. Port-a-potty and parking available on site.

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.