Saturday, April 21, the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association’s
“Operation Beach Respect,” a Beach and a Highway clean-up program, will
be conducted by NCBBA Members, National Park Service Employee
volunteers and other volunteers who will patrol each beach access ramp
from Oregon Inlet (Ramp 2 ) to Hatteras to hand out information packets
including trash bags to beachgoers.
Adopt-a-Highway Clean Up is at Highway 12 between Ramps 2-4. NCBBA will
provide a cook-out lunch for the volunteers at the Salvo Fire Station.
Program started in November 1984. Principals were Tom Hartman,
Superintendent of the CHNSRA, Robert Sheets, President of the NCBBA,
and Bill Pinkston, NCBBA Chairman. The event was a clean-up of the
entire seashore organized by NCBBA in cooperation with the National
Park Service. The Seashore was divided into eight “clean-up sections,”
and the park service designated 11 locations where litter was to be
deposited. The event was named Operation Beach Respect; Respect for the
Beaches, Respect for the Dunes, Respect for the Wildlife, Respect for
the Vegetation, and Respect for Others.
the last 34 years, the NCBBA has continued this program with the
cooperation of the National Park Service. There are three or four
events each year and Adopt a Highway became part of the program.
Corresponding events have included cook-outs, Board meetings, and
opportunities for fellowship, fishing, and service to our community.
With Ramp 2 now open, additional volunteers are welcome!
more information and to sign up for Highway Clean Up or to greet
beachgoers at the ramps, please contact Director Bill King: [email protected] or 804-895-0782.