Cape Hatteras National Seashore hosting beach cleanups June 22

Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association (NCBBA) will host drop-in volunteer beach cleanup efforts on June 22 from 8 a.m. until noon.

The seashore cleanups will take place at the Coquina Beach Access on Bodie Island (meet park staff at the bathhouse); the Old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Site on Hatteras Island (meet park staff in the parking lot) and Ocracoke Beach Access (meet park staff in the parking lot).

Trash bags will be provided. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a 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.

For more information about Operation Beach Respect, visit NCBBA’s event website or contact Bill King at [email protected].

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

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