June not only marks the beginning of summer, it also marks World Oceans Month. Our oceans, which make up approximately 70 percent of the earth, are natural treasures, a source of food and energy, and a foundation for the way of life.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore is celebrating the oceans and its resources by hosting three beach cleanups at various locations from 9:00 – 11:00 am.
June 21, 2017- Bodie Island, Coquina Beach bathhouse
June 24, 2017- Hatteras Island, Old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Site parking lot
June 28, 2017- Ocracoke Island, Lifeguarded beach parking lot
Bring leather gloves, water, snacks, and sunscreen. Wear appropriate clothing, including hats and closed-toe shoes. Trash bags will be provided. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian with them.
For more information, call 252-475-9042. For additional volunteer opportunities with the National Park Service, visit www.volunteer.gov.