Adopt-a-Beach Program Information
The Outer Banks Surfrider Foundation is responsible for coordinating the Adopt-A-Beach program in Dare County. This program involves individual, business, and organization sponsors willing to adopt a local public beach access and keep it clean at a minimum of six times a year.
The towns in which public accesses are available agree to assist in coordination by providing sponsorship signs for the access offering publicity to the sponsor.
Sponsors are required to fill out data sheets each time an access is cleaned, and return it to the Surfrider Foundation. The data sheets record detailed information regarding types of debris and quantities found. This information is compiled and sent to each town and may be used in national and regional research projects.
- Maintain clean, liter-free beaches in Dare County
- Raise public awareness on clean beach issues
- Collect statistical data on debris found.
Ask to be placed on a wait list for your favorite access.
Please feel free to call or email me to find out more about the Dare County Adopt-A-Beach program, or to express your interest in adopting a beach access.
Below is contact information for the town manager and public works department for each town participating in the Adopt-A-Beach program. If you come across a large debris item that you cannot remove, please call the public works department of that town and they will come remove it. You can also call if you have any other concerns about your access, or if your sign has been removed, damaged, or not installed yet.
Kill Devil Hills
Grounds Supervisor, Public Works:
Debra Peele Diaz