Saturday morning Ocracoke School's Beta Club sponsored a community litter pickup. Wind and tide contribute to a certain amount of trash scattered around the island. So do roaming dogs. But people contribute also, of course. Papers and boxes blow out of pickup trucks, bottles and cans fall out of opened car doors, kleenexes drop from pockets. Many times it's accidental. Unfortunately, it happens all too often that careless people throw bottles and bags out of car windows, or leave their trash on the beach, or flick cigarette butts on the ground (yes, this is litter, too).
Many thanks to the Beta Club and all of our island volunteers who helped out on Saturday. And thanks also to all of our readers who act responsibly, put trash in their proper receptacles, and even pick up litter when they walk through the village or stroll along the beach. We appreciate your efforts.
You can read our latest newsletter here. It's the story of two old maps (1590 & 1795) and place names on the Outer Banks.