VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Four more volunteer beach cleanup events added to the schedule this weekend

By on May 12, 2022

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Volunteers help clean beach in Rodanthe, N.C. on May 12, 2022. (NPS Photo)

The public is invited to help Cape Hatteras National Seashore staff clean up some of the collapsed house debris at drop-in volunteer events over the next three days. Full schedule below.

  • Friday, May 13 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.
  • NEW – Saturday, May 14 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.
  • NEW – Sunday, May 15 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.

All six volunteer events are scheduled to begin at the Outer Banks KOA Resort, 25099 N.C. Highway 12, Rodanthe, N.C. Additional volunteer cleanup events will be announced after details are finalized.

Supplies will be provided by the National Park Service for these organized efforts to help clean up debris associated with yesterday’s house collapses. Much of the wood pieces that have washed up on the beach have exposed nails, so all volunteers are encouraged to wear thick soled footwear. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Individuals who plan to clean the beach either before or after these four events should place garbage bags and debris well above the high tide line to ensure the items don’t get washed back into the ocean.

In addition to these volunteer cleanup efforts, a contractor hired by the owners of the collapsed houses is actively cleaning up debris near the sites of the fallen houses and along miles of beach. The Seashore is also bringing in a National Park Service cleanup team through its regional office.




County Dare, North Carolina
Dare County Tourism Board

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Visitors Bureau will hold a public meeting to review the plans for an Outer Banks Event Center. The meeting will take place on Monday, June 6, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Keeper’s Galley building at Haven on the Banks, 115 Dove Street, Nags Head North Carolina 27959.

Still in the conceptual phase, the Event Center is intended to provide suitable and flexible space for year-round events, concerts, sports, meetings, smaller tradeshows, galas and any number of other uses. Learn more about the benefits for visitors and residents and how the Event Center is planned to complement the new Soundside boardwalk that is being designed.

Staff will be on hand to answer any questions. For additional information, please visit our Event Center FAQ page.


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