This area of N.C. 12 north of the pony pens will be the area of a volunteer cleanup from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 26. Photo: C. Leinbach

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore is seeking volunteers to help beautify the seashore at a drop-in roadside cleanup event on Ocracoke Island from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 26.

National Park Service staff and volunteers will work together to clean a two-mile section of NC-12 containing debris left behind by Hurricane Dorian.

Volunteers should meet at the Ocracoke pony pen parking area to check in and can join at any time during the event. Bring leather gloves, sunscreen, lunch, and snacks. Wear appropriate clothing, including closed-toe shoes. Trash bags will be provided. Children under the age of 18 must have their parent or legal guardian with them to sign the proper paperwork.

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