PINE KNOLL SHORES, N.C. (WNCT) — The North Carolina Coastal Federation is working with the shoreline at the Trinity Center in Pine Knoll Shores to protect the coast.
The group recruited volunteers and workers from the Trinity Center to help create a living shoreline.
Thursday morning they planted salt marsh grass to draw in positive species and help stop the coastal erosion.
Ed Phillips has been volunteering with the federation for more than five years and says it’s important to give back to the environment.
“This is our habitat,” said Phillips. “We need to keep it clean. And our population is certainly increasing. So what little bit we can do like this just makes it nice and pretty for everybody.”
The grass helps stop erosion and draws in oysters that help filter the water.