released a statement regarding it’s annual 4th of July clean up on Masonboro Island:

Based on the recommendation of local health experts who are most aware of the Covid-19 situation in New Hanover County, has a significant change of plans for 2020. Due to the overriding concern being the health of our awesome volunteers, we plan for a much smaller volunteer group to visit the island late on July 4th and, if required, the morning of July 5th.  We need your help more than ever to both protect the health of New Hanover County citizens and area beaches. We encourage everyone of all ages to avoid crowds to protect those most at risk in our community. We remind anyone either visiting or transporting visitors to any area beaches to treat those spaces with the respect they deserve. Our collective actions will determine our future access to those areas.