Surfrider Foundation Outer Banks Chapter


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 6 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.

Program Goals:

  • Maintain clean, liter-free beaches in Dare County
  • Raise public awareness on clean beach issues
  • Collect statistical data on debris found.


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Already signed up and adopted an access?  Click here to check-in when you are doing your next cleanup to help us keep track of cleanup efforts.

Program Contacts:

Program Coordinator:

Tamara Warren (she/her)
Please feel free to email me to find out more about the Dare County Adopt-A-Beach program, or to express your interest in adopting a beach access.

Town Resources:

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.

Kitty Hawk

Public Works:
Willie Midgett

Town Manager:
John Stockton

Kill Devil Hills

Grounds Supervisor, Public Works:
Ross Cipriano

Town Manager:
Debra Peele Diaz

Nags Head

Public Services;
Eric Claussen

Town Manager:
Andrew Garman