National Estuaries Week Celebration and Shoreline Clean-Up

Celebration of vibrant coastal ecosystems has expanded to an entire week of appreciation since the first National Estuaries Day in 1988. From Sept. 17 to 24, the North Carolina Coastal Federation and other Restore America’s Estuaries member organizations all over the country will recognize the importance of estuaries by hosting events during National Estuaries Week that celebrate the many benefits these ecosystems provide. Estuaries help support the economy, preserve centuries-old cultures and traditions, maintain vital food supplies, protect nature’s bounty and are unique educational resources.

Join the federation Saturday, Sept. 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Carolina Beach State Park and participate in a variety of activities that help us appreciate our estuaries. Volunteers can assist with shoreline cleanup and monitor the oyster reef and salt marsh vegetation restoration project. Staff will be on site with an informational booth and will also lead interactive activities. Come get to know your coastline and all of the great things it does!

All work tools and materials will be provided as well as snacks, water and Gatorade. Please remember to:

• Wear boots or closed-toe shoes that can get wet and muddy (DO NOT wear tevas, sandals, crocs, flip flops). If you don’t have boots or shoes that can get muddy, we will have some extra boots you can use.
• Wear clothes that can get dirty
• Dress for the weather and wear/bring sun protection
• Bring a water bottle, hat & sunglasses
• Bring any medications that you normally take.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Date and Time: 
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:00 to 14:00
Contact Info: 

Jessica Gray, North Carolina Coastal Federation

jessicag@nccoast.org

910-509-2838 ext. 204

Site: 
Carolina Beach State Park
1010 State Park Road
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
United States
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