The meeting is set for 6 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building in Rodanthe.
Environmental stewards contend that the debris contracted commercial fishers are removing makes the case that North Carolina needs to reinstate building codes for residential docks and piers.
Proposed action would include new rules for septic tank siting and repairs on ocean beaches.
This year’s North Carolina Marine Debris Symposium is scheduled for Oct. 12-14 at the Duke University Marine Laboratory on Pivers Island in Beaufort.
Surf City and North Topsail Beach joined Topsail Beach earlier this month in banning unencapsulated polystyrene for floating docks, walkways and piers.
The holiday lures thousands to Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout national seashores as well as North Carolina’s coastal reserve sites, but there are steps people can take to minimize their impact on the environment.
Department of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland issued the order Wednesday phasing out single-use plastics at department-managed sites by 2032.
Topsail Island commissioners passed an ordinance last week banning the use of unencapsulated Styrofoam to build floating docks.
Volunteers can meet in Peletier, Newport, Morehead City, Beaufort, Smyrna or Salter Path.
Topsail Beach officials are drafting what could be the state’s first ban on unencapsulated polystyrene for floating dock repair and construction, part of a Topsail Island-wide anti-pollution initiative.
The Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the Outer Banks Kampgrounds of America Resort in Rodanthe are partnering together on a series of beach cleanups.
Duke’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions found that the introduction of plastic pollution policies stalled on a national and global level when COVID-19 emerged, but the fight against plastic pollution in coastal North Carolina continues.
The meeting is at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building in Rodanthe.
The owners of the oceanfront house that collapsed in Rodanthe last week have hired a contractor to clean up the site and the miles of Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach, temporarily closed because of the widespread, dangerous debris.
Cape Fear River Watch’s 80% Project is employing traps in a handful of stormwater drains in Wilmington and Leland to reduce the amount of litter that reaches the river and, ultimately, the ocean.
Crab pots with an identifiable buoy recovered from the northeast region have been set aside for the rightful owner to claim at the North Carolina Coastal Federation office in Wanchese.