National Seashore Updates for the Week of November 8
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 8
include the following:
A Winter Lighthouse Climb will be held on
December 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. During the climb, visitors can enjoy
a winter view of Hatteras Island from the top of Cape Hatteras
Lighthouse. This event is presented in partnership with the Outer Banks
Lighthouse Society, and is FREE to the public.
On December 5, Cape Hatteras National Seashore
will hold a public meeting to discuss its plans for a new beach parking
area in Buxton. The public is encouraged to attend, and the meeting
will take place at the Fessenden Center Annex Building (47017 Buxton
Back Rd) from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Dr. Tracy A. Ziegler has been selected to
serve as the new chief of resource management and science for Cape
Hatteras National Seashore, Cape Lookout National Seashore, Fort
Raleigh National Historic Site, Moores Creek National Battlefield, and
Wright Brothers National Memorial (National Parks of Eastern North
Carolina). She will manage the natural and cultural resource and
research programs for all five parks.
This year’s camping season ends the Monday after Thanksgiving. Currently, all four Seashore campgrounds are open.
Superintendent David Hallac wishes to thank
all of the U.S. Armed Forces veterans residing in Dare and Hyde
counties, including many local National Park Service military veteran
employees, for their service to the United States of America. Entrance
fees at Wright Brothers National Memorial will be waived on November 11
in honor of Veterans Day.