National Seashore hosting volunteer beach cleanups
From the National Park Service
On Saturday, from 8 a.m. until noon, Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association will host drop-in volunteer beach cleanup efforts to celebrate World Oceans Month.
The Cape Hatteras National Seashore will host volunteer beach cleanup events at the following locations:
- Coquina Beach on Bodie Island (meet park staff at the bathhouse);
- Old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse site on Hatteras Island (meet park staff in the parking lot);
- Day-use area on Ocracoke Island (meet park staff in the parking lot).
Trash bags will be provided. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Concurrent with the Cape Hatteras National Seashore events, NCBBA members will be stationed at the park’s off-road vehicle ramps where visitors can obtain trash bags for collecting litter during their visit. Participants are asked to deposit the trash bags at the ramp entrance for collection.
All participants and volunteers are encouraged to bring leather gloves, water, snacks, and sunscreen. Wear appropriate clothing, such as closed-toe shoes and hats.
America’s first national seashore covers more than 70 miles of coastline and 30,000 acres of beaches, dunes, marshes, and woodlands in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
For more information about Operation Beach Respect, visit NCBBA’s event website.
For additional information on volunteer opportunities at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, visit www.volunteer.gov or call 252-475-9042.