The Cape Hatteras National Seashore announced several recent updates and news items related to recreational activities on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands.
News and events for the National Seashore for the week of Feb. 23 include the following:
- The Parker’s Creek parking area on Ocracoke Island is scheduled to be closed from Feb. 27 through March 3. During the closure, the surface of the small soundside parking area will be improved using a mixture of clay and crushed shells.
- The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is hiring for several temporary positions. View job announcements at usajobs.gov/job/707801800.
- The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Coastal Management and Cape Hatteras National Seashore will host an interagency work group meeting on Feb. 27, via web conference, to discuss property acquisition and financial assistance programs that may assist both owners of threatened oceanfront structures and federal, state, or local governments responsible for beach management.
- Sign up to receive general information about all three parks by texting NPSOBX to 333111. Text CAHAORV to 333111 for Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach access alerts.
Dare County Library Adult Speaker Series
Bird Identification Workshop
- Date: Friday, March 3 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Location: Online-only [Registration]
- Park Ranger: Amy Thompson, biological technician
- Details: This interactive bird identification program will focus on key characteristics, such as overall profiles, foraging behaviors, and habitat, which can aid birders on all levels to identify a species quickly and confidently. There will be a focus on families of birds commonly found on the Outer Banks, such as shorebirds, seabirds, wading birds, songbirds, and many others. Whether you are backyard birding or strolling the beach, this workshop is geared towards helping you refine your identification skills.
Modernist Tides: NPS and Mission 66 development on the Outer Banks
- Date: Friday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Location: Kill Devil Hills Library Meeting Room or Online [Registration]
- Park Ranger: George Jaramillo, historical architect
- Details: The National Park Service’s Mission 66 program attempted to modernize the service by introducing new visitor facilities, recreational structures, trails and fixtures that we come to expect from the NPS today. This talk will explore the history and impact of this program across the Outer Banks including the visitor centers at the Wright Brothers Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.