Celebrate and Protect on World Oceans Day June 8

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Celebrate and Protect on World Oceans Day June 8

Plant Sea Oats for World Oceans Day June 8

KURE BEACH, N.C. —On the coast, in the mountains, or anywhere in between, the ocean impacts life. The ocean is integral to the air we breathe, weather patterns, food, climate and much more. Celebrate and protect the ocean with the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher’s Party for the Planet on World Oceans Day, June 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area.

Lend a hand to plant sea oats to restore the sand dunes that helped keep our community safe during Hurricane Florence. If your green thumb isn’t that green, don’t worry. You can help keep trash out of the ocean by joining in a beach sweep. Participants will be provided all the necessary gear and water when they meet at the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, but are welcome to bring their own if they would prefer.

The first 100 preregistered individuals will receive one free admission pass to the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, valid for the day of the event only, as a thank you for stepping up to help protect our coast.

Party for the Planet is a celebration of World Oceans Day recognized annually on June 8. The Ocean Project and World Ocean Network began coordinating World Oceans Day in 2002. The United Nations officially began recognizing June 8 as World Oceans Day in 2008.

This volunteer event is free, but preregistration is required. More information on World Oceans Day activities can be found at ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher.

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