The 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 https://www.nps.gov/subjects/fishing/index.htm.
- For beach and ocean condition updates, go to http://go.nps.gov/beachaccess .