Teens turning the tide on plastic at area beaches

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Teen Ocean Stewards at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (Photo: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher)

KURE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Keeping our beaches clean is a big job and Teen Ocean Stewards at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher are stepping up to help.

They are organizing “Turn the Tide Fest” March 30 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk Gazebo.

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The beach cleanup is from 8 to 9 a.m. and volunteers are needed. Reusable gloves and bags will be provided. Participants should bring their own water and sunscreen.

Salty Dog Yoga will lead a donation-based yoga session at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk after the clean-up. Live music, educational activities and a local vendor market go until 12 p.m. The event is free.

Teen Ocean Stewards was a yearlong program focused on environmental conservation and stewardship. Participants met throughout the school year to explore the outdoors and work on coastal conservation projects.

This event, originally planned for September 2018, was rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence.

The Aquarium thanks Turn the Tide Fest sponsors: Good Hops Brewery, Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar, Jack’s Retreat, Clean Air Lawn Care and Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium.

For more information on the Aquarium’s conservation efforts and Turn the Tide Fest, visit here.

Turn the Tide Festival Schedule:

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. – Beach Sweep
9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. – Yoga (donation based) with Salty Dog Yoga
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Music by Andrea Reynolds
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Vendor Market

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