Shoreline Planting at Sunset Beach
May 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The North Carolina Coastal Federation invites volunteers to help plant native grasses behind the recently constructed oyster reef at Sunset Beach Waterfront Park. These in conjugation with each other will create a living shoreline, a much more natural and productive approach to preventing erosion. The grasses will also go on to create valuable habitat and prevent harmful pollutants from reaching our waterways.
Volunteers should wear weather-appropriate clothes that can get wet and dirty. Closed-toe shoes that cover the foot and can get wet and muddy are required. Volunteers should also bring a reusable water bottle, hat, sunglasses and any medications.
Snacks, water, sunscreen and bug spray will be provided. Boots and gloves will also be available. This event is most suited for adults and children over the age of 12.
This marsh grass planting event is part of a living shoreline project. For more information on living shorelines check out the Living Shorelines Academy. The Living Shorelines Academy is an online exchange of information that encourages the use of environmentally friendly erosion control practices to protect valuable waterfront property.
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.