Cape Hatteras National Seashore hosting beach cleanups April 13

Volunteers helping clean up the beach on Cape Hatteras. [Photo courtesy National Park Service]

On April 13, 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.

The 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 his/her parent or legal guardian.

Concurrent with the 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. Please wear appropriate clothing, such as closed-toe shoes and hats.

Future beach cleanup events will be held June 22 and Sept. 21, 2019.

For more information about Operation Beach Respect, visit NCBBA’s event website or contact Bill King at

For additional information on volunteer opportunities at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, visit or call 252-475-9042.