Morro Bay C.A. Sandspit Coastal Cleanup Day. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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In June, Cape Hatteras National Seashore is celebrating World Oceans Month by hosting three beach clean-up days from Bodie Island to Ocracoke.

Oceans, which make up approximately 70 percent of the earth, are natural treasures, a source of food and energy and the foundation for life.

The beach cleanups from 9 to 11 a.m. will be held on the following days and locations:

  • June 21: Bodie Island, Coquina Beach bathhouse
  • June 24: Hatteras Island, Old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Site parking lot
  • June 28: Ocracoke Island, Lifeguarded beach parking lot

Participants are asked to bring leather gloves, water, snacks and sunscreen. Wear appropriate clothing, including hats and closed-toe shoes. Trash bags will be provided.

Children under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian with them.

For more information, call 252-475-9042. For additional volunteer opportunities with the National Park Service, visit

Ocracoke beach. Photo C. Leinbach

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