Spring Clean Up in Seagrove

Ten members of TreesSeagrove, a chapter of TreesNC gathered early Sunday morning 4/10 to clean up and spread mulch at the North Carolina Pottery Center in downtown Seagrove. The mulch was obtained by Seagrove local, Bobby Marsh. Marsh is the president of the Seagrove Area Potters Association, which voted last October to support the TreesSeagrove Chapter. Marsh owns Marsh Pottery and while working for the Seagrove Ulah Water District, noticed big brush piles from Progress Energy tree trimming efforts. The tree trimmers are more than happy to recycle the trimmings into green mulch and drop it off locally, cutting down on gasoline consumption and landfill dumping.

The idea to help beautify the North Carolina Pottery Center was generated at a March meeting of the TreesSeagrove chapter. The Seagrove community is proud to be home to the award winning Museum and Educational Center, whose mission is to promote public awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina.

TreesSeagrove spokesman, Mike Walker commented, “It is important to us to present our best image to the public and tourists who are so important to our local economy. We want to do our best to take care of community that we live and work in and do so by volunteering our time and resources.” Walker supplied the heavy equipment that made the mulch spreading job go much faster.

The spring clean up was accomplished just in time for 2 big April events, the Celebration of Spring in Seagrove the 17th & 18th and the North Carolina Pottery Center Annual Auction to be held on April 25th.