Tomorrow Ocracoke residents & friends of the island will gather at the schoolhouse at 10 am to participate in the annual Litter Sweep. Ocracoke's first organized Litter Pickup was in 1974 (you can read more about that here: http://villagecraftsmen.blogspot.com/2012/03/litter-pick-up.html).
This year the Litter Sweep is sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, and will last from 10 am to 12 noon. At the school volunteers can pick up supplies such as orange trash bags, blue bags (for
items to be recycled), orange safety vests and gloves.
You can read more here: http://www.ncdot.gov/doh/operations/dp_chief_eng/roadside/Beautification/littersweep/default.html.
We hope you will join a large group tomorrow to help clean up our roadways!
Sunday is the 42th annual Earth Day. Wherever you are we hope you will make every effort to celebrate and protect this beautiful planet, our home in a vast and awesome universe. Whether it is the beach, ocean, and sound...the mountains...farmland...or any other aspect of nature, we protect the earth because it sustains and nourishes us. You can read more here: http://www.earthday.org/2012
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Rondthalers of Ocracoke Island. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news032112.htm.