Pine Knoll Shores Conservation Projects

Pine Knoll Shores Conservation Projects

Volunteer Service Corps Program

Join the Aquarium education team and let's get to work to make a positive change in our communities! Opportunities are available for individuals, families, and groups to volunteer for a few hours to participate in field conservation efforts spearheaded by the Aquarium and our community partners. Learn about the habitats, animals and conservation efforts happening in your community.

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Invasive Plant Removal At Fort Macon State Park

March 7 (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 A.m.)

Celebrate 50 years of Earth Day with our Party for the Planet initiative: Invasive Plant Removal! Pictured here is privet, an invasive plant that pushes out native plants. We'll be removing invasive plant species like privet on March 7 at Fort Macon State Park. The event is for ages 5 and up. 

With the help of park staff, we'll be removing Chinese Privet, Japanese Privet, and wild olive. The plants will be small and easy to remove. We'll provide gloves, snacks, water, and plant identification. Please bring a reusable water bottle and don't forget to wear long pants and long sleeves as poison ivy might be starting to grow.

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Dune Grass PLanting

June 6 Location to be determined

Join the Aquarium in planting dune grass this summer as part of our Party for the Planet events. Grass helps stabilize dunes and shorelines which in turn helps protect from storm surges and winds. The location of the planting is yet to be determined.

Parking will be free and snacks and water will be provided by the Aquarium, as will gloves and necessary planting tools (although they are free to bring their own gloves).  Participants need to bring a reusable bottle and prepare to be on the beach for a while (bring hats, sunscreen, etc.).   

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