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Rachel Carson Reserve Cleanup
September 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join the N.C. Coastal Reserve and the North Carolina Coastal Federation for a shoreline cleanup during National Estuaries Week!
We’re teaming up with the N.C. Coastal Reserve for a cleanup during National Estuaries Week! National Estuaries Week is a nationwide celebration of our estuaries and the many benefits they provide to local communities. Help us celebrate and care for our local estuaries by participating in this event.
One of the federation’s primary initiatives is to reduce the amount of marine debris littering coastal marshes, beaches and waterways. In addition to picking up trash, volunteers will also record data on the types and quantities of debris collected. This will help to identify the sources of debris and focus educational efforts.
Volunteers will meet at the NOAA Beaufort Laboratory at 9:45 a.m. before taking a short ferry ride over to the Rachel Carson Reserve. Please wear weather appropriate clothing that may get wet and dirty. Closed-toe shoes are required. Trash collection supplies, snacks, water, sunscreen and bug spray will be provided. Life jackets are required and will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own. Children under 12 will need to be accompanied by an adult. This event is weather dependent. Please register below to reserve your spot.
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.