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Oak Island Living Shoreline Monitoring
October 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join volunteers and federation staff to assess the development of shoreline oyster reef and salt marsh restoration projects along the coast. Salt marsh and reef restoration projects provide habitat, decrease erosion and improve water quality.
No special skills or knowledge are required for this event. You will receive the basic training needed for this activity on the day of the event. 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.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. This event is suitable for ages 12 and up.
Volunteers are asked to:
- Wear closed-toe shoes. Sneakers are best. Please NO Tevas, Crocs, Chacos, or flip-flops. Boots will be available if you do not have appropriate footwear
- Wear clothes that can get wet and muddy. Dress for the weather
- Bring a reusable water bottle, hat and sunglasses. NO single-use plastic bottles
- Bring any medication that you are currently taking
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.