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Cape Hatteras National Seashore hosting multiple volunteer beach cleanups on September 21

Eleven students standing near piles of trash that was picked up from the beach near the Bodie Island Lighthouse.
Help the National Park Service clean up Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches.

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News Release Date: August 26, 2019

Contact: Mike Barber, 252-475-9032

On September 21, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) and the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association (NCBBA) will host drop-in volunteer beach cleanup efforts.

The Seashore will host volunteer beach cleanup events at the following locations:

  • Coquina Beach Access on Bodie Island (meet park staff at the bathhouse)

  • Old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Site on Hatteras Island (meet park staff in the parking lot)

  • Ocracoke Beach Access on Ocracoke Island (meet park staff in the parking lot)

Trash bags will be provided. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by his/her parent or legal guardian.
All participants and volunteers are encouraged to bring leather gloves, water, snacks, and sunscreen. Please wear appropriate clothing, such as closed-toe shoes and hats.
Concurrent with the Seashore events, NCBBA members will be stationed at the park’s off-road vehicle ramps where visitors can obtain trash bags for collecting litter during their visit. Participants are asked to deposit the trash bags at the ramp entrance for collection.  
For more information about Operation Beach Respect, visit NCBBA’s event website, or contact Bill King at
For additional information on volunteer opportunities at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, visit or call 252-475-9042.

Last updated: August 26, 2019

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