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Oyster Bagging at Sunset Beach Waterfront Park
June 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The North Carolina Coastal Federation invites community members and volunteers to help bag oyster shells at the Sunset Beach Fire Department Station One next to the town’s waterfront park. During the event, volunteers will be filling mesh bags with oyster shells that will be used to build a living shoreline at the town park. The bags will be placed along the shoreline to protect it from erosion and create valuable habitats.
Volunteers are needed to cut, tie, lift and stack the shell bags. These events are suitable for adults, organized groups and supervised children over the age of 12.
There will be activities to accommodate a wide range of physical abilities. Snacks are provided. Volunteers should dress in layers for the weather and in clothes that are comfortable but that can also get dirty.
Volunteers should also wear closed-toe shoes or boots that fully cover their feet. All bagging tools and equipment will be provided.
These oyster shell bagging events support the federation’s living shoreline projects. For more information on living shorelines, visit the Living Shorelines Academy. The Living Shorelines Academy is an online exchange of information that encourages the use of environmentally friendly living shoreline erosion control practices to protect valuable waterfront property.Register