On Saturday, November 5th the Emerald Isle Parrotheads will participate in an island cleanup effort that is part of The Ocean Conservancy and Carteret Big Sweep programs. This will be the third year that the EI Parrotheads have participated. We will have volunteer opportunities on both land and sea. Currently, we have 6 boat captains willing to take various sized crews aboard. Additional boats would be welcomed! We currently have volunteers waiting to “hitch a ride”. If you are interested in hosting a clean up crew on your boat contact Val Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Boats will meet at the island across from the EI public boat ramp at 11:00am where we will distribute trash bags, gloves and data sheets to record the types and amounts of trash collected. We will head west in the ICW stopping on islands and along the shore of the mainland collecting whatever will fit in our trash bags. Of course the day will NOT be “all work and no play”. We will meet at 1:30pm or so on Pelican Island near Swansboro for hot dogs, beverages (BYOB) and maybe even a bonfire. This is another great Parrothead volunteer opportunity. Come out and help show some love for our beautiful island and have some fun too!! Additional information and sign-up sheets will be available at the November Phlocking.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BECAUSE A PRELIMINARY CHECK OF THE ISLANDS FOUND MINIMAL TRASH TO PICK UP. THERE WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR HIGHWAY CLEAN UP – DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE PHLOCKING.