Posts Tagged ‘Wrightsville Beach’

Election Day 2012 delivered a win for the environment. Wrightsville Beach overwhelmingly voted for a smoking ban on the beach. If you’re looking for smoke-free beach trip, consider this location.

Read more about the WB smoking ban.


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Filmmaker, Destin Cretton, has completed filming of Danielle Richardet and her beach cleaning adventures on Wrightsville Beach. Hopefully, this film will encourage other beach communities to confront the cigarette issue on beaches and in the community in general.

Read the full story from the Star News (12-13-2010).

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cigarette butts in the sand

These are not shells.

I met up with Danielle and her family, from It Starts With Me, at Access 36 on Wrightsville Beach for a 20-minute cleanup near the pier.

A total of 434 butts were retrieved, along with an assortment of straws, bottle caps, and a rag. Danielle found more than 40 butts in one location, where the restaurant workers take breaks. Different beach, same story, sad to say.

The upside was that I was in good company. Stay tuned as Danielle’s anti-litter adventures morph into a documentary in Our Daily Ocean: A Story of Butts.

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Congratulations to Danielle Richardet, a New Hanover County resident, for her winning entry about beach litter in a contest sponsored by the Sundance Film Festival and Brita Water Filters. A film will be made about her family’s experiences cleaning up Wrightsville Beach.

Read more from WECT TV6.

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