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It’s Estuaries Day Saturday at Beaufort Market

Estuaries are where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water from the ocean. Photo: Sam Bland

BEAUFORT — It’s National Estuaries week, and Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market is celebrating Saturday with a special Estuaries Day.

The market, which is open 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday under the live oaks on the grounds of Carteret County Courthouse on Turner Street, will welcome North Carolina Coastal ReserveNorth Carolina Coastal FederationUniversity of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciencestown of Beaufort and Duke University Marine Lab to share with market goers the importance of estuaries.

“Market Fans! As September slides in with warm days, but cooler evenings, the green tail shrimp appear and the jumping mullets get ready to run down the beach. Both are signs of healthy estuaries. Let’s join together to learn and appreciate this most important resource,” the organization’s Facebook states.

National Estuaries Week is a nationwide celebration of our estuaries and the many benefits they provide to local communities, according to the website.

Each year, hundreds of organizations throughout the country host local events in celebration of National Estuaries Week, from beach cleanups and marsh restoration events, to kayaking tours.

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