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Ocracoke School alumna Echo Bennink has organized a community litter pick-up for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.  

Echo Bennink. Photo by P. Vankevich
Echo Bennink. Photo: P. Vankevich

Anyone interested in helping is asked to meet at the Ocracoke School at 10 a.m. to register and get gloves and trash bags.

Bennink, who graduated from college in May, is interested in promoting respect and care for our natural ecosystem.

“In addition to being a fun, outdoor activity, trash pick-ups are educational and even save animal’s lives,” Bennink said. “I hope that this Community Litter Pick-up will promote respect and care for our natural ecosystem. Working as a team gets the job done better and faster.”

Three prizes made out of recycled material made by Ocracoke School art students will be awarded for the greatest amount of trash collected, the greatest amount of recycling collected and the most interesting or unusual item found.

Bennink, an Ocracoke School sports wall-of-famer, can be reached at 252-921-0117.

Former islander Dolores Gilbert organized a successful village clean-up a few years ago. To read about it, click here .

Litter Sweep 2014
Litter Sweep 2014


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