Posted by Laura Sinacori - email
CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) - Student volunteers from UNCW helped clean the coastline Saturday.
To commemorate national volunteer week, about 24 UNCW students cleaned up the beach. They filled trash bag after trash bag with cigarette butts, boxes, bottles and beer cans.
Organizers said they can't stress enough how important it is to keep the beaches clean.
"It's what I love to do," said Vanesssa Bezy and Marissa Walch. "We both love the ocean. That's why everyone is here. We just want to keep it clean for us and future generations to take advantage of it."
Members of the Surf Rider Club also cleaned up Masonboro Island Saturday afternoon.