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Posted on: September 9, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Local volunteers needed for ‘International Coastal Cleanup’ in Carteret County

Litter Free Land and Sea - Carteret County

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Litter Free Land and Sea is partnering with the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Carteret County Government, and the towns of Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, and Pine Knoll Shores for a beach cleanup during International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 9 to 10 a.m. Litter Free Land and Sea is recruiting volunteers for this annual event, where volunteers across the county can team up to pick up litter in the community.

For over 35 years, Ocean Conservancy has held the International Coastal Cleanup which is a global event that prides itself in, “harnessing the power of people to fight ocean trash.”

The goal of this cleanup is to remove as much trash and debris from local beaches and there are multiple locations where volunteers of all ages can participate. Volunteers can join the local effort at any of the below cleanup locations by registering here.

  • Circle Regional Beach Access (201 West Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, NC)
  • Iron Steamer Public Access (345 Salter Path Rd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC)
  • Western Ocean Regional Access (9803 Louise Ave., Emerald Isle, NC)

Volunteers will be provided water, gloves, trash bags, safety gear and trash pick-up tools while supplies last. This is a rain or shine event and volunteers are asked to dress appropriately for the weather.

Litter Free Land and Sea is an initiative of Carteret County Government, Crystal Coast Economic Development, Carteret County Sheriff’s Office, and various community partners, that involves the community in responsible solutions for a clean and beautiful environment and promotes community awareness, public education, litter prevention, collection and enforcement.

For more information on Litter Free Land and Sea, visit


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