Come explore a living shoreline at Durant’s Point with the North Carolina Coastal Federation during Day at the Docks! This daylong event celebrates the Spirit of Hatteras and serves as a confirmation of the strength of community, heritage and living traditions of the working waterman.
This fun-filled community day will be packed with things for the whole family to enjoy. Some of the day’s events include a fishing contest, mullet toss, survival suit race and cooking demonstrations. There will be an education tent that features a variety of organizations that support the coast through advocating and educating the public, including the federation.
In celebration of National Estuaries Week, the federation will lead special field programs during the event. Join us for an exploration of the living shoreline at Durant’s Point at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Participants will meet at the docks to embark on a short boat ride
across the canal and land along a fragile piece of the barrier island, where the federation and other partners have worked hard to restore native wetland vegetation. This living shoreline functions to control erosion while creating estuarine habitat. We’ll also take a closer look to identify some of the native grasses that are vital for the health of this habitat, and pull a seine net through the water to see which animals are lucky enough to call this habitat home.
Don’t miss the chance to celebrate the community and learn more about why the living shoreline is important for Hatteras Village!