Recycle That Christmas Tree and Protect the Crystal Coast Beaches!

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Recycle That Christmas Tree and Protect the Crystal Coast Beaches!

Fort Macon State Park

Well Folks, with the Holiday Season quickly coming to an end, Christmas Trees will be finding their way to the end of driveways, and then off to the landfills or somewhere else!  Don't let your tree become one of them. 

 

The fabulous FortFort Macon State Park Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina can put your retired Christmas Tree to use!  Just drop your undecorated tree off at the Drop Station located behind the Bath House in the Public Beach Parking area and they will strategically place each tree in the dunes.  The dunes not only serve as protection from the many Tropical Storms that visit us each year, they also help preserve and maintain vegetation. 

 

Your gift giving can continue throughout the year by recycling your Christmas Tree!  Make sure you remove alFort Macon State Parkl ornaments and decorations from the tree and of course, NO Artificial Trees.  Just Head East on Fort Macon Blvd.  Once inside the Park, follow the "Christmas Trees" signs, and look for the large pile of trees behind the bath house.

 

  When the weather permits, stop by and take a hike through the dunes at Fort Macon State Park (you will find the trail at the rear of the East Parking Area). You will enjoy some of the most amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean and Bogue Sound from the top!

 

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Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
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Lets shake things up at your home today!

Awesome Amy!  ;~)

December 27, 2010 07:15 AM #1
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Amy, Great idea to help preserve the dunes, and nice views from Fort Macon.  With a little luck get to watch a Navy ship or two go through the channel as they head out.

December 27, 2010 07:37 AM #2
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Amy Hahn
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Mornin' Rog!  We LOVE our beaches....

Bliz - This ship is at port...But still a great site to see from the top of the Dunes ;0)

December 27, 2010 07:40 AM #3
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Craig Rutman
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Recycling Christmas trees is just the right thing to do. I remember on Long Island they used the trees to bolster the sand dunes in an effort to combat erosion. Good job getting the word out on this Amy.

December 27, 2010 08:36 AM #4
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Tom Bailey
Crystal Coast Realty & Home Services, LLC - Atlantic Beach, NC

Amy thanks for the info. I did not know about the recycle plan at Fort Macon. I heard about the one at EI,but that is a long ride from here. Thanks again for the info. I am going to re-blog to get the word out to as many people as possible. We need to do everything we can for the Fort Macon area. The park is a real treasure.

December 27, 2010 08:54 AM #5
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Thanks Craig!  Everything we can do to protect our beaches is worth it!

Tom - Thanks for reblogging...So many local folks do not know about Fort Macon recycling the trees and you are right...Fort Macon is a real treasure.  I wasn't aware that EI did the same thing (good to know).

December 27, 2010 09:05 AM #6
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Michael Thornton
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When we used "live" trees we took them to the recycler. We went artificial this year...

December 27, 2010 09:08 AM #7
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Glenn Roberts
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Charistmas trees are grown to be cut. Others will be replanted to grow in their place. Recycling the cut tree is an important part of the cycle. Happy to see that the Crystal Coast has a process.

December 27, 2010 10:08 AM #8
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Ellen Caruso
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Amy, that is a great reuse of them. I hate seeing them at curbside!

December 27, 2010 12:32 PM #9
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