Operation Beach Respect and Adopt-A-Highway
by Tom Brueckner, Director #6156
Operation Beach Respect (OBR), NCBBA’s signature event throughout the year, is expected to have a promising 2021. The first event scheduled for Saturday, April 17th is followed by one in June, September, and November (AAH only). Members are asked to sign-up in advance to volunteer to staff a beach access Ramp for the morning. Please see the sign-up form below for the dates and come out for some good fellowship and fun.
To summarize, NCBBA works along with the National Park Service and the public beach goers to do a clean sweep of any open access Ramps and adjoining drivable beaches up to the dunes. Our members are stationed at the entrance of the beach access Ramp to give out a small package that contains information about NCBBA and the NPS. At some of the Ramps you will be assisted by an actual NPS personnel.
For OBR, we do not physically go out and cleanup the beach ourselves. As visitors enter the beach access Ramp we give them the packet which includes a garbage bag. We ask them to fill it with any trash or liter they find and return to the NPS trash cans at the end of the ramp when they leave. For all events, we generally have 2 shifts provided if we have enough volunteers, 7:30AM to 9:30AM and 9:30AM to 11:30AM.
Our Adopt-A-Highway clean-up event is four times a year, the same OBR dates for April, June, and September with November 20th only AAH. For AAH, volunteers meet at Ramp 4. Trash is picked up along Route 12 from the Marc Basnight Bridge to ½ mile north of Coquina Beach or Ramp 2. It is a 3-mile stretch doing both sides of the highway.
To sign-up simply email me at [email protected] or call at 973-714-9940. Let me know what Ramp you wish to volunteer for. I will send out a Ramp assignment roster as it fills and final assignments a week prior to an event. Thanks in advance. We look forward to meeting a lot of new friends.
JOIN THE TEAM, KEEP IT CLEAN.