Sneads Ferry Community Pride event to cleanup trash alongside roadway leading to local marinas
What: Sneads Ferry Roadside Cleanup
Who: The people of Sneads Ferry, local businesses, Keep Onslow Beautiful, and local military.
Where: meetup at Swan Point Marina 123 Page St, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
When: August 14, 2015 with meetup gathering at 9:00 AM sharp
What to bring: Good walking close-toed shoes. Good gloves if you have them. Reusable drinking container as we will have water coolers available. The Keep Onslow Beautiful representative has some rubber gloves if you do not have them. We will provide bags and have them, along with other debris, transported to the appropriate landfill after event conclusion.
Recently, the North Carolina Department of Transportation has performed extensive cutting and mowing for several weeks throughout Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. The result of this effort has been improved visibility and “walk ability” along our roadways but, it has made visible the trash and other unpleasant debris along some of these same streets.
Several caring individuals and local businesses have come together with significant assistance from members of the U.S. Marine Corps and Keep Onslow Beautiful to put together this community pride event. The goal is to cleanup the Sneads Ferry roadsides winding through the residential areas and leading to Swan Point Marina, New River Marina and Power Marine Outfitters along the Intracoastal Waterway as well as other areas needing attention in the nearby community (ex: possibly Peru Rd, Sneads Ferry Rd, Fulcher Landing Rd, and/or other areas).
Special prizes for businesses and other organizations with the most participation!
Random draw prizes for individual volunteers at event
SAT credit hours for high school students
Two Keep Onslow Beautiful committee members will be available on site to show how to use the very popular Marine Debris Tracker App that you can down for free on your smart phone. It is a cool way to track the debris you pickup no matter where you are. It automatically tracks your location and Lisa Rider personally finds it very competitive (find her at username treehuggerlisa).
“Marine debris is a problem that continues to grow. Our waterways and oceans are constantly polluted with a wide variety of marine debris ranging from polystyrene trays and plastic bags to derelict fishing equipment and abandoned boats.
Marine life, such as several Fish species, Whales, Sharks, Sea Turtles, and Birds have been known to ingest marine debris or become entangled in marine debris, which may lead to injury, intestinal blockage, and death. Marine debris is an Eastern North Carolina concern not only because of the threats to our native wildlife, our ecosystem and our own health, but it also washes up on beaches and shorelines degrading the environment, and effecting our local economy and tourism. ” — NC Marine Debris Symposium