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Masonboro Island trash up for discussion Thursday night

Rowdiness and trash has long been a problem at Masonboro Island. Thursday night you have the chance to voice your concerns and ideas about how to deal with it. On popular summer holidays, partiers leave beer cans and garbage on the island. Site manager Hope Sutton said visitors are well-intentioned for the most part, but may not know how to enjoy the natural resource responsibly. Thursday night's public meeting is intended to educate. “We've come to understand that people don't really realize or understand the purpose of the reserve and what kinds of things happen there,” said Sutton. “This is a way for us to get to start talking to people about that.” The public meeting is at 6:00 p.m. at UNCW's Center for Marine Science. It is at 5600 Marvin Moss Lane off of Masonboro Loop Road.

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