National Seashore Updates for the Week of November 2
Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) announced several recent updates
related to recreational activities on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands.
News items related to the National Seashore for the week of November 2
include the following:
This year’s camping season ends the Monday after Thanksgiving. Currently, all four Seashore campgrounds are open.
The outside of the Ocracoke Lighthouse will be
cleaned between November 13 and November 18 by Seres Engineering &
Services LLC of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
Earlier this week, North Carolina Department
of Transportation contractors treated an invasive aquatic plant species
(Phragmities australis) with herbicide at Bodie Island Lighthouse and
pond. Phragmites out competes and blocks out native salt marsh
vegetation and provides little or no food or shelter for most salt
marsh-dependent wildlife. It also increases the potential for fire.
Upon the removal of phragmites, native plants will be able to recover
via seed, wind and animal dispersal, and hydrological flow of the area.
The National Park Service has recently
launched a new fishing subject website, which can be found at