National Park Service (NPS)

National Park Service to host summer beach cleanups

The lifeguard on Ocracoke. Photo: C. Leinbach

The lifeguard beach on Ocracoke, part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore . Photo: C. Leinbach

As the National Park Service continues to celebrate its centennial, Cape Hatteras National Seashore will host two beach cleanups.

The public is invited to participate on Ocracoke from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 28, meeting in the lifeguard beach parking lot.

The Park Service asks that helpers bring leather gloves, water, snacks and sunscreen, and to wear appropriate clothing, including closed-toe shoes and hats.  Trash bags will be provided. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian with them.

Another cleanup is planned on Hatteras Island from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the old Cape Hatteras lighthouse site parking lot.

For more information on volunteer opportunities at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, visit www.volunteer.gov or call 252-475-9042.