After almost three weeks of the 2nd Annual Cape Fear Breeze Commuter Challenge, participants have saved $2,500 in commuting costs and reduced greenhouse emissions by more than 4.5 tons.
The Challenge is a contest encouraging employers, employees and the general public to take advantage of alternate methods of transportation. Participants have used alternatives such as carpooling, biking, riding the bus, walking and telecommuting to driving alone almost 1,800 times.
On Saturday, October 18, children will have a chance to look for loot and learn about public transportation during the WAVE Trolley Treasure Hunt at the Wilmington Children’s Museum starting at 10:30 a.m. After receiving treasure maps, booty bags, and instructions, children can board the free WAVE Trolley for a treasure hunt. This event was originally scheduled to take place on October 11, but was postponed due to inclement weather.
Successful treasure hunters can then go to a Pirate Party at Riverfront Park for pizza and soda, more treasure, drawings, hula demonstrations and lessons and other activities. Following the Pirate Party, successful treasure hunters will be welcomed back to the Wilmington Children’s Museum with half‐price admission for the remainder of the day.
The Treasure Hunt event is free and open to the public.
Click here for more information on the city's Cape Fear Breeze program.
Visit the Cape Fear Breeze website to learn more about the Commuter Challenge.