The Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the Outer Banks Kampgrounds of America Resort in Rodanthe are partnering together on a series of beach cleanups.
The cleanups begin Wednesday and are to continue each Wednesday until April 27. Volunteers can pick up supplies between 10 a.m. and noon at 25099 N.C. 12 in Rodanthe.
Coordinators encourage volunteers to wear thick-soled footwear and bring leather gloves, hats, water, snacks and sunscreen. Those younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
“We are grateful to the KOA in Rodanthe for their efforts to host these volunteer beach cleanup events and help to steward the beaches at America’s first national seashore,” National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent David Hallac said in a statement.
Those who plan to collect litter the beach outside the hours of the organized beach cleanup events should place garbage bags and debris above the high tide line to ensure the items don’t get washed back into the ocean.
For additional information on volunteer opportunities at the national seashore, visit www.volunteer.gov or call 252-475-9042.