June 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The North Carolina Coastal Federation invites volunteers to help protect shorelines, one plant at a time. Join us at the site of our future Center for Coastal Protection and Restoration! Volunteers will plant salt marsh grasses to help protect the shoreline from erosion and create new habitat for marine life.
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 water bottle, hat, sunglasses and any medications they may need. Participants will check in with staff to pick up supplies and will be directed to work in small groups and maintain safe distances while planting. Please bring a mask or face covering for the event.
Snacks, water, sunscreen and bug spray will be provided. This event is most suited for adults and children over the age of 12. This event is limited to 25 people and registration (below) is required.
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.