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NC Oyster Month: Volunteer Event at Morris Landing
October 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
In celebration of NC Oyster Month volunteers are invited to Morris Landing Clean Water Preserve for a special volunteer event featuring Ghost Fleet Oyster Company. Volunteers will monitor the living shoreline, remove marine debris from the area, and bag oyster shells for future living shoreline projects.
The native eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) is a cornerstone species within our estuaries. These remarkable creatures not only filter water and serve as sustenance for humans, but they also create reefs that provide refuge for various fish species. This ecological role has ripple effects, supporting employment and economic prospects for coastal communities. Unfortunately, historical challenges such as overharvesting, pollution, and disease have led to an alarming 80% decline in oyster populations over the last century.
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. Close-toed shoes are required. 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. A portable toilet and parking are available on site.
This project was made possible through state-appropriated funding from NC’s General Assembly.
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.