CANCELED: Shoreline Cleanup at Wards Creek
April 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
UPDATE: Due to concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak, and out of an abundance of caution, this event has been canceled.
One of the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s primary initiatives is to reduce the amount of marine debris littering coastal and waterways. Since marine debris can be harmful to wildlife, coastal habitats, and the local economy, we invite volunteers to help us clean up the shoreline surrounding Wards Creek in Down East Carteret County.
In addition to picking up trash, volunteers will also record data on the types and quantities of debris collected. This will help to identify sources of debris and focus educational and prevention efforts.
Please wear weather-appropriate clothing that may get wet and dirty. Closed-toed shoes are required. Boots are appropriate if you choose to walk along the water’s edge. Trash collection supplies, snacks, sunscreen and bug spray will be provided. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Volunteers will meet at the Wards Creek Bridge, on the northeast side in the gravel parking area by 10 a.m. on April 1.
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.