On September 22, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m., Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) and the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association (NCBBA) will host drop-in volunteer beach cleanup efforts to celebrate National Public Lands Day.
The Seashore will host volunteer beach cleanup events at the following locations:
Coquina Beach on Bodie Island (meet park staff at the bathhouse)
Frisco Bathhouse on Hatteras Island (meet park staff in the parking lot)
Ocracoke Day Use Area (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 pick up trash bags for collecting litter during their visit. Participants are asked to leave 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.
National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. On National Public Lands Day last year, more than 200,000 volunteers celebrated at more than 2,500 public land sites across the United States.
Volunteers that participate at Coquina Beach, Frisco Bathhouse, and the Ocracoke Day Use Area will receive a Federal fee-free coupon (while supplies last). A fee-free coupon provides the volunteer one day of free entry to any participating federal public land, no matter the agency. Each coupon is good for one day of entrance fee or day use fees until Saturday, September 28, 2019. At some public lands, this can include accompanying passengers in a car. The coupons cannot be used for parking fees, camping, tours, or concessions.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association look forward to seeing you on September 22!
For more information about Operation Beach Respect, visit NCBBA’s event website.
For additional information on volunteer opportunities at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, visit the Seashore’s volunteer page or call 252-475-9042.