Living Shoreline Volunteer Workday
November 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The North Carolina Coastal Federation invites volunteers to build create a living shoreline. The living shoreline, made with bags of recycled oyster shells, will protect from erosion and create habitat for marine life including oysters, which filter and clean the water.
With the help of federation staff, volunteers will pass bags of recycled oyster shells to be placed in shallow water along the shore. This work can be physically demanding, and volunteers will continually pass 10-pound bags of shell. As such, this event is most suited for adults and children over the age of 12.
In partnership with the Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership, we will be building the living shoreline in front of a private property along Bogue Sound. This partnership allowed individual homeowners to apply for assistance to build living shorelines. The project, although adjacent to private property, is constructed in public trust waters and will benefit local wildlife and water quality.
Snacks, water, sunscreen and bug spray will be provided.
What to bring/wear:
– Wear boots or closed-toe shoes that can get wet and muddy (NO tevas, sandals, crocs, flip flops).
– Wear clothes that can get wet and dirty.
– Dress for the weather and wear/bring sun protection.
– Bring a water bottle, hat and sunglasses.
– Bring any medications that you normally take.
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.