Shoreline Monitoring at Sunset Beach

Event Details

  • Date: October 11, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Sunset Beach, North Carolina
  • Host: NC Coastal Federation
  • Address: Sunset Beach, 206 Sunset Blvd N, Sunset Beach, North Carolina 28468

All 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. Restrooms and parking available on site.