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Living Shoreline Monitoring and Cleanup at Sunset Beach
October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join the staff and volunteers of the North Carolina Coastal Federation to help assess the growth and development of oyster reef and salt marsh components of the Living Shoreline installed along the Intracoastal Waterway in January of this year. The project is a result of the partnership between the federation and the Town of Sunset Beach — the recipient of Duke Energy’s Water Resources Fund grant for the establishment of a living shoreline project. This effort is aimed at restoring estuarine habitat while also decreasing erosion and improving water quality. We will also conduct a shoreline clean-up of marine debris.
No special skills or knowledge are required. You will receive the basic training needed. Salt marsh monitoring will include assessing the type and density of vegetation growing in the restored area. Oyster monitoring will include opening up shell bags from the reef, measuring and counting oysters, and identifying other organisms. This monitoring enables us to evaluate the restoration projects’ progress and report these findings to the permitting agencies and funding sources.
All project supplies and equipment, as well as snacks and refreshments, will be provided. Restrooms 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.