By Submitted Story on January 31, 2021
Register here: www.nccoast.org/event/northeast-coastal-cleanup
Join the federation on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for a debris cleanup of the estuarine shoreline and roadsides to jump start marine debris removal efforts this year. Participants will have three locations to choose from to check in with staff and pick up supplies – Wanchese, Nags Head and Rodanthe.
We will work in small groups and maintain safe distances while conducting the cleanup. Remember to bring water, a snack and please dress appropriately for the weather as this entire event will take place outdoors. Sturdy shoes for walking in wet areas are also recommended, especially boots. Trash bags, gloves and other clean up materials will be provided.
One of the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s primary initiatives is to reduce the amount of marine debris littering coastal shorelines and waterways. We’ve worked with project partners to develop a coastwide Action Plan that puts an emphasis on carrying out tangible activities that we’re continuing to make progress with. This year the Coastal Federation will be removing large scale marine debris in the Albemarle-Pamlico Sound with a grant award from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris Program. The federation will coordinate the project in partnership with Dare County and the N.C. Division of Coastal Management.
We need your help putting this plan into action to prevent and remove marine debris and inspire community involvement. Special thanks to the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association for partnering with us on this land-based cleanup event. Hope you can join us! If you plan to attend, please register using the link corresponding to your preferred location.
For more information on how the federation plans to tackle marine debris visit https://www.nccoast.org/protect-the-coast/marine-debris/.