Shoreline Monitoring at Carolina Beach State Park

Event Details

  • Date: October 23, 2019 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Carolina Beach, North Carolina
  • Host: NC Coastal Federation
  • Address: Carolina Beach State Park, 1010 State Park Rd, Carolina Beach, North Carolina 28428
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Project Description: Join volunteers and federation staff to assess the development of shoreline oyster reef and salt marsh restoration projects along the coast. Saltmarsh and reef restoration projects provide habitat, decrease erosion and improve water quality.

No special skills or knowledge are required. You will receive the basic training needed. Saltmarsh monitoring will include estimating how much and what kind of vegetation is growing in the restored area and using survey equipment to measure the shoreline profile changes. Oyster monitoring will include opening up shell bags from the reef, measuring and counting oysters, and identifying other organisms. This monitoring enables us to evaluate the restoration projects’ progress and report these findings to the permitting agencies and funding sources.

All project supplies and equipment, as well as snacks and refreshments, will be provided. Restroom and parking on-site.

Volunteer Information:
We will meet near the marina and boat ramp located in Carolina Beach State Park. Check-in will begin at 9:45 a.m. Orientation for the event will take place shortly after 10 a.m. We will be working along the shoreline in varying conditions including wet, dry, sandy and muddy areas. We are expecting hot and humid temperatures, so please dress appropriately. Expect to get wet and dirty.

What to bring/wear:
Wear boots or closed-toed shoes that can get wet and muddy (DO NOT wear tevas, sandals, crocs, flip flops). If you don’t have boots or shoes that can get or muddy, we will have some extra boots you can use. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Dress in layers to allow for changing temperatures and weather conditions. Bring a water bottle, a hat & sunglasses. Bring any medications that you normally take.

Thank you very much for your help with this project.