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obx pet peeve = butts on the beach

Ask just about anybody who lives on the Outer Banks for a pet peeve and it will be litter on the beach, especially cigarette butts. They cleaned the beach last week in Ocracoke and Sundae Horn wrote about it for the Ocracoke Current.

Jackson Strange, Edwin Perez, and Julian Bennink joined their Scoutmaster Howard Bennink (and dog Thibeault) at the Beach Sweep

Jackson Strange, Edwin Perez, and Julian Bennink joined their Scoutmaster Howard Bennink (and dog Thibeault) at the Beach Sweep

“Thirty-five percent of the trash we picked up was cigarette butts,” Howard Bennink told me as I joined him at the lifeguard beach ramp, where he was overseeing the annual Beach Sweep. We gazed out at a nearly perfect sight – sea, sun, surf, sky, smiling people – and wondered why smokers just can’t pick up after themselves. Why, smokers, why? ”

 

Read about picking up your butts in the Ocracoke Current.

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