A Topsail Island North Carolina Project for Environmental Management
Our BEach Clean Initiative
Topsail Island is comprised of three towns and two counties that have come together for an island-wide project to help protect the beautiful beach that we all love to enjoy! Our island is a beautiful beach destination whether you are visiting for the day, week, or longer, and we want you to have a safe and memorable visit for years to come. We strive for public support in a manner that is positive and informative.
Our logo is a copyright of the Topsail Island Shoreline Protection Commission, which may be freely downloaded and used to promote the BEach Clean Initiative
Our BEach Clean Objectives
- Provide educational messaging
- Support “Ocean Friendly Establishments”
- Encourage the use of encapsulated polystyrene
- Island-Wide Education Message –
- “Enjoy our beaches & waterways but leave no trace.”
The BEach Clean initiative reminds us to be aware of protecting the environment by–
- not bringing glass items to the beach
- not bringing plastic bags or single-use plastic items to the beach
- filling our sandcastle holes as we leave our beach spot
- taking our beach furniture off the beach at end of the day
- not leaving trash on the beach
- and removing our dog’s waste
Topsail Island Environmental Management
On Thursday, February 3, 2022 the Commission sponsored an invited luncheon with over 65 guests to promote environmental management on Topsail Island. Guests included State House Rep. Carson Smith, David Piepmeyer, Pender County Commissioner and Chair, Mark Price, Onslow County Commissioner as well as local officials, business leaders, and friends of the Topsail Island community. Tammy Proctor, Pender County Tourism Director co-hosted the event with Steve Smith, Chairman of the TISPC and Mayor of Topsail Beach. Tammy gave a podcast prior to the meeting to explain the purpose and goal of the luncheon. To listen to Tammy’s podcast click here.
Steve Smith talked about waste and two programs that help business be more environmentally friendly. Guest speakers represented the Karen Beasley Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, the NC Coastal Federation, Visit NC and Outdoor, NC, as well as the Salty Turtle Beer Company and their eco-friendly environmental practices. To hear a synopsis of the program from Chairman Steve Smith click here to listen to his podcast.