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Carteret County-based Litter Free Land and Sea organizers are calling on volunteers to join their annual spring litter cleanup 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 22.
The cleanup day provides an opportunity to give back and connect with friends, neighbors, and coworkers as well as the environment in a safe and easy way, organizers said.
Check-in begins at 8:45 a.m. at any one of the following eight cleanup sites:
- Peletier Town Hall, 1603 N.C. 58, Peletier.
- Eastern Park, 450 U.S. 70 E, Smyrna.
- Grayden Paul Park, 718 Front St., Beaufort.
- Fort Macon State Park, 2303 E. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach.
- Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier, 100 Bogue Inlet Drive, Emerald Isle.
- Train Depot, 1001 Arendell St., Morehead City.
- Fort Benjamin Park, 100 McQueen Ave., Newport.
- Salter Path Beach Access, 1025 Salter Path Road, Salter Path.
Volunteers will be provided free refreshments, gloves, trash bags, safety gear and trash pickup tools while supplies last. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes. The cleanup is rain or shine.
To ensure supplies are available for everyone, individuals and teams are asked to register no later than April 20 at www.litterfreelandandsea.com.
Every volunteer will get a T-shirt and is eligible for prizes and drawings including gift certificates for restaurants, store merchandise and family-centered places. Winners will be announced by a virtual award ceremony.
Litter Free Land and Sea is an initiative by Carteret County Government, Crystal Coast Economic Development, Carteret County Sheriff’s Office, and other partners.