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NPS extends public comment period on Buxton, Frisco flooding

Cape Hatteras National Seashore has provided a two-week extension to the public scoping period to obtain feedback and ideas from the public regarding seashore areas that experience flooding near Buxton and Frisco.
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Seashore superintendent is guest on radio show....WITH AUDIO

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Superintendent David Hallac was the guest on the Oct. 16 edition of "To the Point," a Radio Hatteras interview show, hosted by Irene Nolan, editor of The Island Free Press. 
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Beach access advocacy groups are subject of Radio Hatteras interview....WITH AUDIO

The subject for the interview on Irene Nolan's Radio Hatteras interview show, "To the Point, on Sunday, Oct. 2, was public access to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore -- for off-road vehicles and pedestrians.

The guests were David Scarborough of Avon, treasurer of the Outer Banks Preservation Association (OBPA), and Bill Smith of Buxton, president of the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association (NCBBA). 
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On Patrol with Hatteras Island's District Ranger

The team of National Park Service rangers who patrol the beaches and who manage law enforcement on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore never quite know what a day will bring.

On a recent Friday afternoon, the assortment of calls that trickled in from the public as well as other organizations, such as the U.S. Coast Guard, included reports of commercial fishing trucks parked on the beaches in the tri-villages, questions on local beach access changes, and one vessel cruising off the beach in Avon that looked like it was on fire.

It’s a varied job to be sure, and one that can change with every adjustment in weather conditions or every new wave of visitors.  Read more





ORV routes are now open to night driving

The National Park Service reopened some off-road vehicle routes in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore to night driving early this morning.

The seashore’s ORV special regulation states that from Sept. 15 to Nov. 15, night driving is allowed on vehicle routes, or portions thereof, with no turtle nests remaining.  Where turtle nests remain, the beaches are closed, as they are in the summer, from 9 p.m. until 7 a.m. 
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Project aims to reduce flooding at Ramps 44 and 49

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore maintenance staff has begun a project to restore Ramps 44 and 49 to their original elevations and reduce the effects of heavy rainfall that flooded the ramps for weeks last fall and again around Memorial Day. 
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