Preserving The Shore

It was a day for dozens of volunteers to get down and dirty in Carteret County all while helping preserve our environment.

People came out for a marsh planting event sponsored by the the North Carolina Coastal Federation. They spent the day along a portion of Bogue Banks planting over 4,000 marsh plants as part of a living shoreline restoration project.

Volunteers say says using plants is an alternative to building bulkheads. These grassy green plants over time will help restore wetlands, protect against erosion and even protect our seafood supply because they're critical for our juvenile fish.

Tuesday's planting was the last leg in a shoreline restoration project that has been going on for over a year.