International Coastal Clean Up Day helps keep beaches beautiful

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) - Do your part to keep our beaches beautiful this weekend.

Saturday, Sept. 16, is International Coastal Clean Up Day.

Wrightsville Beach's Blockade Runner is one of the spots organizing a clean up along our coast.

The plan is to meet at 8:30 a.m. and set out to sweep the beach.

The resort is awarding prizes at the end of the sweep for most (and best) trash collected.

Be sure to wear sunscreen and a hat.

Also, in conjunction with Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Clean Up Day, those who help out with clean up events will get 15% off their orders from several ocean-friendly establishments Sept. 15 through Sept. 17, including:

  • Mojos on the Harbor on Bald Head Island
  • The Foxes Boxes in downtown Wilmington
  • PinPoint Restaurant in downtown Wilmington
  • The Lazy Pirate in Carolina Beach
  • Nawab Fine Indian Cuisine in Ogden
  • SharkBites Snack Bar at Fort Fisher Aquarium
  • Epic Food Co. in The Forum, Wilmington
  • Spoonfed Kitchen and Bake Shop in Lumina Commons, Wilmington
  • Ceviche’s, Wilmington
  • Blockade Runner, Wrightsville Beach
  • Blue Surf Café in Racine Commons, Wilmington

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