Posts Tagged: National Park Service

National Park Service Outer Banks Group offers nature programs for preschoolers. (photo by Cindy Heffley/USFWS)

National Park Service Offers Free Nature Programs For Preschoolers

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] Participants in the National Park Service Outer Banks Group’s Preschool Young Naturalist Program recently designed their own walking sticks (pictured below) before heading out on the nature trail behind the National...

National Park Service announces pre-nesting beach closures on Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

National Park Service Announces Pre-Nesting Beach Closures

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] To protect breeding habitat for important shorebirds, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) staff are implementing pre-nesting closures in several beach locations.  During the winter, staff conducted annual assessments of preferred breeding...

Jacqueline Cardoza, Bayla Fisher, Jay Niroula, Emily Wiggans, Kathryn Maitland, Grace Scorpio, Samantha Chandhok, Superintendent David Hallac, Brittany LeBeau, and Mitchell O'Neill

University of Vermont Students Assist with NPS Outer Banks Projects

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] For the second season, a group of young University of Vermont students have traveled to the Outer Banks Group national parks to assist with many park “springtime sprucing-up” projects.  These energetic...

Shark Fin

NPS Know Your Park Series Continues With Sharks Of NC

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] The National Park Service Outer Banks Group Know Your Park citizen science program series continues this winter with upcoming scheduled presentations. Charles Bangley, a PhD candidate in the Coastal Resources Management...

National Park Service Outer Banks Campground

National Park Service Announces 2015 Outer Banks Campground Schedule

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today that Oregon Inlet, Frisco, and Ocracoke Campgrounds will open to the public starting on Friday, April 17.  Oregon Inlet and Frisco Campgrounds will...

Phragmites Australis

National Park Service 'Know Your Park' Series To Feature Phragmites

UPDATE 2/23/15: The “Know Your Park” programs scheduled for Feb. 23 and Feb. 24 have been CANCELLED. The National Park Service Outer Banks Group Know Your Park citizen science program series continues this winter...

Bodie Island Lighthouse

Hatteras, Bodie Island Lighthouses 2015 Climbing Schedule Revealed

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac has announced that the Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses will be open for climbing in 2015 from Friday, April 17 through Monday, October 14....

Outer Banks Chief Ranger Paul Stevens

Outer Banks Chief Ranger Announces Retirement

After 30 years with the National Park Service (NPS), Paul Stevens will be retiring on February 27, 2015.  Stevens, a long-time resident and Outer Banks Group employee, transferred to Cape Hatteras National Seashore in...

Hazelnut is the newest addition to the Ocracoke ponies.

Ocracoke Pony Herd Welcomes New Member

Hazelnut was born on February 4, 2015 at approximately 10:00 a.m. and becomes the 17th member of the current Ocracoke Pony herd!  Her mother is Sacajawea, a mare from Shackleford Banks who joined the...

World Radio Day 2015

Fort Raleigh To Commemorate World Radio Day on February 13

In the spirit of the eminent radio pioneer Reginald Fessenden, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site will be commemorating World Radio Day, February 13, 2015.  While performing experiments between Roanoke Island and Hatteras Island, North...

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

National Park Service Begins Cape Hatteras Seashore Changes

Superintendent David Hallac announced today that Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) staff began the process in early January of reviewing and complying with recently passed legislation in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act related...

Members of the Tuskegee Airmen were honored in Nags Head, NC on February 4, 2004. (photo by Matt Artz)

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Celebrates Black History Month

Since the mid-1970’s our Nation has commemorated African American heritage during the month of February as an official observance to celebrate the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles...

Bodie Island public boat ramps, Outer Banks, NC

National Park Service Begins Improvements To Bodie Island Boat Ramps

Superintendent Dave Hallac has announced that National Park Service (NPS) will begin work this month at the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center Day Use Boat Ramps.  Murphy Environment & Land Management, LLC, has been contracted...

The National Park Service conducted a prescribed burn west of NC 12 of Bodie Island in 2014.

National Park Service Announces Late Winter Prescribed Burn on Bodie Island

National Park Service Superintendent David Hallac announced today that between February 1 and March 30, weather and conditions permitting, National Park Service fire management staff, as part of the Outer Banks Group Fire Management...

The 110th first flight anniversary at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, NC, December 17, 2013. (photo: OBXentertainment.com)

Wright Brothers National Memorial Entrance Fees Waived For Veterans Day

Acting Superintendent Kym Hall has announced that Wright Brothers National Memorial will join national park units across the country in honoring current and former servicemen and women and their families, as entrance to Wright...

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, North Carolina

Bodie Island And Cape Hatteras Lighthouses To Open On April 18

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses will open for the season on Friday, April 18, 2014.  Guided tours will be offered at the Bodie Island Lighthouse; visitors can climb...

Bodie Island Lighthouse opening day, April 18, 2013.

Lightkeeper Descendants Relight Bodie Island Lighthouse, Now Open For Tours

The Bodie Island Lighthouse is open for public tours starting today for the first time ever, following a four-year renovation project. An official Relighting Ceremony was held at the lighthouse yesterday, where many of...