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Shoreline Cleanup at Morris Landing
January 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Help us clean up Morris Landing and Stump Sound during our 2019 Coastal Cleanup Kickoff!
Join the North Carolina Coastal Federation, the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and Keep Onslow Beautiful on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Morris Landing Clean Water Preserve in Holly Ridge for a shoreline cleanup to kick off the 2019 marine debris removal efforts.
Volunteers with kayaks and paddleboards are also welcome to launch from Morris Landing and paddle to the Permuda Island Reserve, located across the Intracoastal Waterway from the Morris Landing site, to remove debris.
This entire event will take place outdoors, so please dress accordingly. Sturdy shoes for walking in wet areas are also recommended especially boots and/or waders. We will have some available for use. Trash bags, gloves and other clean up materials will be provided. Refreshments will also be provided for all volunteers. Volunteers are welcome to join the event anytime for as long as they wish.
One of the federation’s primary initiatives is to reduce the amount of marine debris littering coastal shorelines and waterways. The federation received funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program to hire commercial fishermen to recover lost crab pots from interior North Carolina waters since 2014. In 2016 and 2017, the North Carolina General Assembly appropriated additional money to this project to facilitate a statewide expansion and hire greater numbers of commercial fishermen. The cleanup continues in January 2019 with both commercial fishermen and community volunteers — we need your help!
For more information on the progress of this project over the past four years visit nccoast.org/crabpotproject. Contact Ted Wilgis for more information at 910-509-2838 ext. 202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.