A statewide effort will begin this month to remove more than 80 abandoned and derelict vessels from the North Carolina coast.
Cleanups of roadsides, beaches and parks are planned for March 13 in Carteret County and May 8 for the whole of eastern North Carolina.
Several efforts are underway to rid the area around Stump Sound of litter, just one aspect of addressing pollution of the state-classified outstanding resource waters.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation’s northeast office is looking for extra hands Feb. 6 to help with debris cleanups in Wanchese, Nags Head and Rodanthe.
Coastal Carolina Riverwatch is hosting the eighth annual North Carolina Marine Debris Symposium Feb. 10-12 that is going virtual and global.
The Coastal Carolina Riverwatch board and staff are encouraging the public to join them Monday during Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Day of Service by holding solo cleanups.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation-led Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project begins this week collecting lost crab pots and fishing gear along the northern and central coast.
North Carolina Coastal Federation and state Division of Coastal Management are partnering on a large-scale marine debris and vessel removal project on the central and southeast coast of the state.
The NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest is open until Dec. 15 for kindergarten through eighth grade students.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation received a grant from NOAA Marine Debris Program to remove large-scale marine debris, such as derelict boats, in the Albemarle-Pamlico Sound.
Since March, cleanup organizers, who have noticed an increase in COVID-19 related litter, have had to adjust to coronavirus precautions in order to continue to combat litter and debris.
In the first in a series about how COVID-19 has changed the waste stream, including plastics, Ocean Friendly Establishments coordinators continue to encourage using reusables safely when possible.
North Carolina Coastal Federation will receive a $121,090 grant to help with the removal of at least 20 abandoned and derelict vessels from estuaries in the northeastern part of the state.
The NOAA Marine Debris program will accept letters of intent for review until Sept. 4 for the 2021 Marine Debris Removal grant competition.
Beaufort recently announced its support of a new, detailed plan for removing and preventing debris such as dock materials and derelict boats in town waters.
The first of its kind for the state, the North Carolina Marine Debris Action Plan released earlier this month is a coordinated effort to prevent and remove marine debris along the state’s coast.