Posts Tagged: National Park Service

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NPS Outer Banks Group Tourism Creates $247.6 Million In Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,162,855 visitors to to the Outer Banks Group of national park sites in 2016 spent $197.7 million in communities near the park. That spending supported...

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National Park Service Honors Outer Banks Group Volunteers

During National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, the National Park Service celebrates the volunteers that work at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. This past year, these...

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Celebrate National Park Rx Day With Yoga On The Beach

In partnership with The Outer Banks Hospital, the National Park Service Outer Banks Group is celebrating the second annual National Park Rx Day with Yoga on the Beach, at Coquina Beach, this Sunday, April 23...

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Visit Your Outer Banks Parks During National Park Week April 15-23

National Park Week is April 15 to 23, an annual national celebration of people, parks, trails, heritage areas, national trails and rivers, seashores, historic sites, beautiful landscapes, and so many more remarkable places, including three...

Bodie Island Lighthouse opening day, April 18, 2013.

Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras Lighthouses Free Opening Day Announced

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent Dave Hallac has announced that the Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses will be open for climbing this year from Friday, April 21 through Monday, October 9,...

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Outer Banks National Parks Drew More Than 3 Million Visits In 2016

The National Park Service has announced that its local parks within the Outer Banks Group recorded a total of 3,162,854 visits in 2016, which was celebrated as the Park Service’s centennial anniversary year since...

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National Park Service To Present Science Workshop

Cape Hatteras National Seashore will conduct a science workshop to evaluate factors affecting shorebirds and sea turtles on Seashore beaches. The workshop will take place from September 26-27, 2016 at: Ramada Plaza Nags Head...

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Special Programs Celebrate National Park Service 100th Anniversary

Thursday, August 25, 2016 is National Park Service Founders Day and the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service! Superintendent David Hallac invites the public to experience their national park sites...

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NPS Outer Banks Parks Generate $225.4 Million In Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 2,743,338 non-local visitors to the Outer Banks Group of national park sites in 2015 spent $179.8 million in communities near the parks. That spending supported...

Wright Brothers National Memorial (photo: Nataional Park Service)

Visitors Can Go Inside Wright Brothers Monument This Summer

High atop big Kill Devil Hill, the towering centerpiece of Wright Brothers National Memorial is the wing-shaped Wright Monument itself, a portion of the inside of which will be open to the public for...

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National Park Service Announces Cape Hatteras 2016 Campground Season

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today that the Cape Hatteras National Seashore camping season will be expanded for 2016. All four campgrounds, Oregon Inlet, Cape Point, Frisco, and Ocracoke...

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Outer Banks History Center Announces NPS Centennial Events

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service in 1916, the Outer Banks History Center is partnering with the National Park Service Outer Banks Group to present a...

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National Park Service Centennial Outer Banks Events Announced

On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service turns 100 years old. To celebrate the 100th birthday of America’s national parks, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (NS), Wright Brothers National Memorial (NMEM), and Fort Raleigh...

Bodie Island Lighthouse opening day, April 18, 2013.

Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras Lighthouses Announce 2016 Opening Date

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent Dave Hallac has announced that the Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses will be open for climbing this year from Friday, April 15 through Monday, October 10, and...

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New Ocracoke Beach Access Ramp 63 Construction Underway

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today that VRHabilis, LLC, of Knoxville, Tennessee has begun the new ramp construction project to provide additional off-road vehicle (ORV) access to ocean beaches...

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Chief Ranger Boone Vandurza. (photo: National Park Service)

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Welcomes New Chief Ranger

The National Park Service Outer Banks Group of national parks welcomes Daniel “Boone” Vandzura to the park leadership staff as the Chief Ranger of the Visitor & Resource Protection Division. Daniel “Boone” Vandzura began...

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Max Stearns, Jon Shaw, Valerie Angulo, Jamal Keys, Jonathan Eidson, Peter Konieczny, Kaleen Conway, Kale Teudhope, and Moise Komboshi in the front seat.

AmeriCorps NCCC Team Joins Outer Banks Group National Parks

In recent weeks, the National Park Service Outer Banks Group has been joined by AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) team, “Delta 6.”  The team has provided valuable service to the agency and the...

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Keepers of the Light Amphitheater Opens at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

On Saturday, November 7, 2015, beginning at 9:00 a.m., Cape Hatteras National Seashore celebrates the dedication of the new Keepers of the Light Amphitheater near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton, North Carolina. The...

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New Off-Road Vehicle Ramp Opening Announced

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today the September 4th opening of the newly constructed parking area, a footpath, and Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Ramp 32, located south of the village...

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National Park Service Founders Day Celebrating 99th Anniversary

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 is National Park Service Founders Day – the 99th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service.  Superintendent David Hallac invites the public to experience their national park sites...

The National Park Service Youth Conservation Corps was made up of local students (from left to right, back row) Kameron Wocel, Rhett Kowlolk, William Dong, Flectcher Casey, (middle row) Robbie Campbell, Marcos Cruz, (front row) Briana Gallaga, and Jaci Eckert. (photo by National Park Service)

Outer Banks Locals Join NPS Youth Conservation Corps

This summer, the National Park Service (NPS) Outer Banks Group hired local youths for the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program to assist with many park projects.   These energetic young students recently performed valuable...

Oregon Inlet public boat ramp renovations are now complete.

Oregon Inlet Public Boat Ramp Renovations Complete

The last time the Oregon Inlet Public Boat Ramps received an upgrade was in 1989.  After many years of extensive use, and weathering many storms, the ramps were in poor condition.  The National Park...

The National Park Service will host a series of Outer Banks beach cleanups in June in honor of World Oceans Month.

National Park Service Hosting Outer Banks Beach Cleanups

The month of June marks the beginning of summer and also the beginning of World Oceans Month.  The oceans make up approximately 70 percent of the earth and are global natural treasures providing a...

National Park Service is offering full moon lighthouse climbs at Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses all summer.

Outer Banks Full Moon Lighthouse Climbs Scheduled

Grab your flashlight and experience a lighthouse at night by joining the National Park Service on a Full Moon Climb at the Cape Hatteras or Bodie Island Lighthouse this summer.  Hear stories of keepers...

National Park Service summer programs on the Outer Banks take kids to the top of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

National Park Service Announces Outer Banks Summer Programs

Summer is almost upon us and the National Park Service Outer Banks Group is ready with a summer schedule full of a variety of programs for park visitors, including history talks, nature walks, recreational...

Freedmen's Colony sketch by James Taylor, 1867.

Outer Banks Freedmen’s Colony 152nd Anniversary Commemorated

One hundred and fifty-two years ago, thousands of African-American slaves risked punishment, family separation, and even their lives to reach the freedom waiting for them on Roanoke Island.  The story of the Freedmen’s Colony...

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Hatteras Wildlife Protection Environmental Assessment Released

Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) released today, for public review, the Seashore plan which reviews wildlife protection buffers for public access.   This environmental assessment (EA), prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy...

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Outer Banks National Parks Tourism Creates Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2014 shows that over 2.8 million visitors to Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial spent more than $170...

A full moon over Hatteras Village, North Carolina on Cape Hatteras National Seashore. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

Cape Hatteras And Bodie Island Lighthouse Full Moon Climbs Offered

Grab your flashlight and experience a lighthouse at night by joining the National Park Service on a Full Moon Climb at the Cape Hatteras or Bodie Island Lighthouse on Sunday, May 3, 2015.  ...

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National Park Service Updates Cape Hatteras ORV Management Plan

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced this week that, consistent with 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, a legislation-driven review and analysis of the Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Management Plan for Cape...