Since 2009, hundreds of our grassroots, RED SHIRT volunteers have removed and recycled tons of trash off of Masonboro Island during the annual 4th of July Celebration. In 2013 we launched the Masonboro Island Explorer [ILX] program: an educational, science-based field trip to Masonboro Island for 50 fifth-grade students in New Hanover County. This year we are expanding this program to over 450 students.


  • Independence Day Clean-Up 2010 - 2016

  • annual Spring Benefit in 2013-2016 raised NEARLY $40,000

  • Island Explorers Program Launched in 2013

  • Coastal Reserve partnership

  • Turtle Monitoring

  • 700+ Volunteers & Members