NC Oysters Week: Shoreline Monitoring and Clean-Up at Morris Landing
October 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
In celebration of NC Oyster Week, please join the federation in assessing the development of shoreline oyster reef and salt marsh restoration projects at Morris Landing Clean Water Preserve. Salt marsh and reef restoration, through our living shoreline projects, provide habitat, decrease erosion and improve water quality.
No special skills or knowledge are required. You will receive the basic training needed. Salt marsh monitoring will include estimating how much and what kind of vegetation is growing in the restored area and using survey equipment to measure the shoreline profile changes. 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. We will also be cleaning up marine debris from the marsh as we work.
All project supplies and equipment as well as snacks and refreshments will be provided. There are no restrooms at the site, but a porta-pottie will be available.
- We will meet at Morris Landing on Stump Sound.Volunteers can park on the side of the road.
- To get to Morris Landing, continue straight down Morris Landing Rd until you reach the very end of the road and see water.
- We will be working along the shoreline in varying conditions including wet, dry, sandy and muddy areas.
- We are expecting hot and humid temperatures, so please dress appropriately. Expect to get wet and dirty.
What to bring/wear:
- Wear boots or closed toed shoes that can get wet and muddy (DO NOT wear tevas, sandals, crocs, flip flops)
- If you don’t have boots or shoes that can get or muddy, we will have some extra boots you can use
- Wear clothes that can get dirty
- Dress in layers to allow for changing temperatures and weather conditions
- Bring a water bottle, hat & 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.