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Volunteers Needed for Shoreline Cleanup

The North Carolina Coastal Federation is inviting volunteers to help clean up the soundside shoreline at Fort Macon State Park in Carteret County, part of an overall effort to reduce the amount of marine debris littering coastal marshes, beaches and waterways.

The project set for 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 13 also has support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program.

In addition to picking up trash, volunteers will also record data on the types and quantities of debris collected. This will help to identify sources of debris and focus educational efforts.

Volunteers are advised to dress appropriately for outdoors, and shoes for walking in wet areas are also recommended. Boots are appropriate if you choose to walk along the water’s edge. Trash bags, gloves and other cleanup materials will be provided. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteers are to meet at 10 a.m. at the Fort Macon State Park Coastal Education and Visitor Center at 2303 East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach.

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