Living Shoreline Workday
March 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
The North Carolina Coastal Federation invites volunteers to assist in building a living shoreline using bags of recycled oyster shells. The new oyster reef will protect the shore from erosion and create habitat for hundreds of marine creatures including oysters, which help filter and clean the water.
With the help of federation staff, volunteers will move bags of recycled oyster shells which will be placed in shallow water along the eroding shoreline. Please be aware that this work can be challenging and physically demanding since volunteers will continually pass 10-pound bags of recycled oyster shells. As such, this event is most suited for adults and children over the age of 12.
We will be building this living shoreline in front of a private soundside property. This project is made possible by a partnership with the Clean Water Management Trust Fund, which has allowed individual homeowners to apply for assistance to build living shorelines and promote healthy coastal waters all along our coast. The living shoreline, although adjacent to private property, is constructed in public trust waters, and as such will benefit the 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.