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.
Click here to submit your application.
Commitments for adopting an access:
Click here to check-in when you are doing your next cleanup to help us keep track of cleanup efforts.
Click here to download a cleanup data card to track what you collect. This info helps us measure impact and track litter trends.
Click here to register for an account on the Surfrider Foundation beach cleanup data portal. Select "Outer Banks, US, NC" as your chapter.
Click here to login and report your cleanup data on the beach cleanup data portal.
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.
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