Join the federation, the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and the Town of Kitty Hawk on Saturday, Jan. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at Kitty Hawk Woods for a debris cleanup of preserved maritime deciduous forest, swamp and freshwater wetlands to kick off the 2018 marine debris removal efforts.
One of the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s primary initiatives is to reduce the amount of marine debris littering coastal shorelines and waterways. The federation received funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program to hire commercial fishermen to recover lost crab pots from interior North Carolina waters since 2014. In 2016 and 2017, the North Carolina General Assembly appropriated additional money to this project to facilitate a statewide expansion and hire greater numbers of commercial fishermen. The cleanup continues in January 2018 with both commercial fishermen and community volunteers — we need your help!
Volunteers will meet and park at Sandy Run Park at 4351 The Woods Road in Kitty Hawk. This entire event will take place outdoors, so dress accordingly. Sturdy shoes for walking in wet areas are also recommended especially boots. We will have some available for use. Trash bags, gloves and other clean up materials will be provided. Refreshments will also be provided for all volunteers.
For more information on the progress of this project over the past three years visit www.nccoast.org/
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