of a collaboration among island groups and local, state and federal
governments, the Salvo Cemetery will be protected from storm-tossed
waves of the Pamlico Sound.
local groups, Hatteras Island Genealogical and Historic Preservation
Society and the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association have long been
concerned about the eroding shoreline in front of the historic Salvo
The community cemetery is within the Salvo Day Use Area of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
raised funds placed sandbags in front of the cemetery in 2017. That
temporary protection helped, but isn’t nearly enough.
County applied for and received a $162,000 grant from the North
Carolina Department of Environmental Quality to protect the cemetery.
The state funds were allocated to fix cemeteries affected by Hurricane
Permits from the Division of Coastal Management and the National Park Service are making the project possible.
In early May, a pre-construction meeting was held at the cemetery.
the first step, familiar orange fencing will be installed to denote the
construction area. A narrow corridor to the south of the construction
site will be available for access to the beach to the south.
Except for the work area, Salvo Day Use Area is open for public use.
Concrete is the general contractor and Millstone Marine will construct
the bulkhead around most of the cemetery. Albemarle & Associates is
the construction manager.
The project is expected to be completed by the end of June.
with questions about access to the Salvo Day Use Area can call the
Office of the Superintendent of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore at