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Beach Preservation Society

What is the Oak Island Beach Preservation Society?

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In 1997 the Town of Oak Island established a Beach Preservation Trust Fund that could be built over time through public contributions. This fund could serve as part of the local share of beach preservation projects. An Advisory Board oversees and helps build the Trust Fund, and coordinates the work of the Beach Preservation Society [BPS]. The Society is a committee of the Town of Oak Island.


The Oak Island Beach Preservation Society is a group dedicated and determined to help preserve the beaches on Oak Island. The Society includes a Trust Fund Advisory Board, a town committee appointed by Town Council. Together, we promote the restoration, maintenance and enjoyment of our public beaches by:

  • Educating the public about protecting our beaches and dunes
  • Cleaning and monitoring 67 beach accesses through Adopt-A-Beach Program
  • Building bike racks and doggie-bag boxes for beach accesses
  • Developing and distributing materials for the Beach Lovers education program
  • Distributing seasonal newsletters to members, legislators and the public
  • Coordinating volunteers to assist with beach cleanups and other service opportunities
  • Participating in Oak Island events for public information about the beach
  • Maintaining liaison with other active beach preservation groups
  • Contributing funds to advocate for healthy beaches!
  • Coordinating programs for young people and their families that visit or live on Oak Island
  • Supporting the Beach Ambassador Program for clean and safe beaches