NEWPORT, N.C. (WNCT) – Students in Carteret County are using their spring break to give back.
They are working with the North Carolina Coastal Federation to build a living shoreline.
The federation was given a grant by NOIA to build the shoreline to help stop erosion and protect the natural habitat of our oceans.
Employees said the best way to do this is to use oyster shells.
“The students today are going to be making thousands of oyster shell bags that we’re going to be using along these shorelines to help prevent erosion,” said Lexia Weaver, a Coastal Scientist with the N.C. Coastal Federation.
The students raked, bagged and counted hundreds of oyster shell bags. Those will be placed along the coast in the coming months.