BIG SWEEP Saturday, October 18th

Come Sweep the Beach at Trinity!

During the month of October, communities of Carteret County are participating in the 28th Annual Big Sweep.  Although the kick-off statewide is the first weekend, we extend participation throughout the month.  Saturday, October 18th is the day Trinity Center and our Sound to Sea program contributes to the Pine Knoll Shores Big Sweep as part of our ongoing effort to keep our beloved beaches and waterways clean.

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If you love our beaches, please join us on the Beach at 10:00AM, Saturday, October 18, 2014.  Trinity Center will provide work gloves, trash bags and other tools.  You bring the sunscreen and water bottle.

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Volunteers will also log the amount and type of items collected, and how many animals suffered entanglements, to add to the statewide record tracking the types of trash ebb and flow over our waterways.

In 2013, 645 volunteers covered over 24 miles resulting in the removal of over 2500 pounds of trash from Carteret County waterways.

Some Big Sweep Tips for participation:

  • Take a hat or visor and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Wear old, comfortable clothes. You will get dirty.
  • Take a snack and a drink along. You’ll probably get thirsty.
  • Bring some insect repellent and a pair of gloves.
  • Make sure your shoes are sturdy and have closed toes. Your shoes may get wet. Do not go barefoot.
  • Stay with a partner or group, and be sure that children are supervised by an adult.
  • Wear a life jacket if you’ll be in a boat. Do not wade into the water to gather debris if the current is fast. Never enter the water unless you know its depth and are wearing a life jacket. Be safe and careful.
  • Watch for snakes and spiders. Be careful of poison oak and poison ivy.
  • Watch out for steep, slippery, and unstable banks. If you are unsure of conditions, find a safer place or ask for assistance.
  • Do not touch medical waste, chemical containers, barrels, pesticides, or other dangerous items. Note their location and tell your site coordinator.
  • Do not touch any animals, dead or alive. Trapped or injured animals may bite, and they can carry disease. Alert your site coordinator.
  • Have a safe, fun time!

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Trinity Center Needs Help on MLK Day!

Please come help us save Sanders Point!

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Trinity Center’s Sound to Sea Environmental Education program is partnering up with the North Carolina Coastal Federation to restore the salt marsh.

SP1When: MONDAY  January 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm  

Where: TRINITY CENTER

 618 Salter Path Road (Hwy 58) Pine Knoll Shores

What to Bring:

Work clothes and closed-toe shoes, water bottle,

work gloves, galoshes or rain boots if you have them.

Please call if you have questions:

Call 252-247-5600 ext 16

On Sound to Sea’s Facebook page

Email:  mdinneen@trinityctr.com

Trinity Center plans to558034_10151601612978304_898826670_n restore the salt marsh at Sanders Point,

a part of the conference center near and dear to the hearts of many who come here.  Human and natural activities have eroded away the marsh that acts as a natural barrier in front of Sanders Point.   Sound to Sea staff and volunteers have been bagging oyster shells  in preparation for an oyster sill that will be installed at Sanders Point. The sill will slow down waves that have been pulling soil away from the marsh.  As those waves slow, they will drop sediment suspended in the water,  building the marsh back up.  The oyster sill will also be habitat for new oysters to grow on and hopefully provide shelter for many other small sound inhabitants.

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Trinity Center Needs Help on MLK Day!

Please come help us save Sanders Point!

SP4

Trinity Center’s Sound to Sea Environmental Education program is partnering up with the North Carolina Coastal Federation to restore the salt marsh.

SP1When: MONDAY  January 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm  

Where: TRINITY CENTER

 618 Salter Path Road (Hwy 58) Pine Knoll Shores

What to Bring:

Work clothes and closed-toe shoes, water bottle,

work gloves, galoshes or rain boots if you have them.

Please call if you have questions:

Call 252-247-5600 ext 16

On Sound to Sea’s Facebook page

Email:  mdinneen@trinityctr.com

Trinity Center plans to558034_10151601612978304_898826670_n restore the salt marsh at Sanders Point,

a part of the conference center near and dear to the hearts of many who come here.  Human and natural activities have eroded away the marsh that acts as a natural barrier in front of Sanders Point.   Sound to Sea staff and volunteers have been bagging oyster shells  in preparation for an oyster sill that will be installed at Sanders Point. The sill will slow down waves that have been pulling soil away from the marsh.  As those waves slow, they will drop sediment suspended in the water,  building the marsh back up.  The oyster sill will also be habitat for new oysters to grow on and hopefully provide shelter for many other small sound inhabitants.

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