November 04, 2013
Business Opportunity at Assateague Island National Seashore Moves Forward
The National Park Service plans to release a prospectus to solicit proposals to provide equipment rentals, food and beverage, merchandise and other services within Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland District within 30 days. Once the prospectus has opened, bidders will have 90 days to respond.
October 29, 2013
Assateague Island National Seashore Participates in Hurricane Sandy Projects
It has been a year since Hurricane Sandy made an unwelcomed visit to the Delmarva Peninsula. While recovery has been ongoing, there are lessons to be learned that can help community and park managers better prepare for these events in the future. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined Interior and local officials at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey recently to announce that $162 million will be invested in 45 restoration and research projects that will better protect Atlantic Coast communities from future powerful storms, by restoring marshes, wetlands and beaches, rebuilding shorelines, and researching the impacts and modeling mitigation of storm surge impacts. Assateague Island National Seashore will participate in four projects along with other public and private lands.
October 17, 2013
Assateague Island National Seashore Reopens
Assateague Island National Seashore reopened this morning at 6:00 a.m. The park has been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations. “We are happy to be serving our visitors once more! We greatly appreciate the support of the public, our gateway communities, partners, and local businesses, many of whom experienced the impacts of this closure,” said superintendent Debbie Darden. “We want to welcome all of you back to your national park during this beautiful autumn season.”
September 24, 2013
New Business Opportunity at Assateague Island National Seashore
The National Park Service (NPS) intends to issue a Prospectus for a new business opportunity at Assateague Island National Seashore within the next 30 days. This Prospectus will solicit proposals to provide equipment rentals, food and beverage, merchandise, and other services within Assateague Island National Seashore’s Maryland district. Once the Prospectus has opened for review, there will be a 90 day period for bidders to respond.
August 26, 2013
Environmental Assessment Released to Remove and Relocate Two Parking Areas in Maryland
The National Park Service (NPS) is releasing the Bayside Picnic and South Ocean Beach Parking Areas Removal and Relocation Environmental Assessment (EA) for public review and comment. This project proposes to remove and relocate the existing Bayside Picnic and South Ocean Beach Parking Areas in Maryland, both of which sustained significant damage from Hurricane Sandy last year. The goals of the project are to provide continued visitor access to these popular recreational areas, limit operational expenses associated with maintaining these assets, and to make each area more resilient during future storm events.
August 05, 2013
New Superintendent Named at Assateague Island National Seashore
Deborah "Debbie" Darden has been selected as the new superintendent of Assateague Island National Seashore. Darden has served as the deputy superintendent at New River Gorge National River and the associated Gauley River National Recreation Area and Bluestone National Scenic River since November 2002.
July 08, 2013
Environmental Assesment to Relocate Parking Areas-Maryland District
The National Park Service (NPS), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, will be preparing an environmental assessment to address the proposed relocation of parking areas at Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland.
June 29, 2013
Assateague Beaches Reopen Thanks To Assistance From Army Corps of Engineers
Members of the Baltimore District Army Corps of Engineers Explosive Safety Office have completed an instrument assisted visual survey of 100% of the North Ocean Beach area of the National Seashore and southernmost area of Assateague State Park beach, both previously closed to the public. Given the findings of the assessment team, officials at Assateague Island National Seashore and Assateague State Park have determined that the area is now safe for public access and will reopen.
June 25, 2013
World War II Ordnance Discovered at Assateague
Like many coastal areas, Assateague Island was a military test range in World War II.
May 02, 2013
Work Begins on Assateague Beach Parking in Virginia
The highly anticipated repair work on beach parking lots damaged during Hurricane Sandy has begun. Visitors to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge will observe representatives of Heard Construction, Inc reconstructing beach parking areas on the Virginia end of Assateague Island.
April 19, 2013
Update on Assateague Beach Parking in Virginia
Visitors to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia will soon be able to enjoy easy access to Assateague beaches. The Federal Highways Administration has awarded the contract for repair of parking lots damaged due to Hurricane Sandy.
April 12, 2013
Patricia Kicklighter Named New River Gorge National River Superintendent
Patricia “Trish” Kicklighter has been selected as the new superintendent of New River Gorge National River and the associated Gauley River National Recreation Area and Bluestone National Scenic River.
December 13, 2012
2013 Annual Passes Now Available
The 2013 Annual Pass to Assateague Island National Seashore is now available. The $30 pass provides entrance to the National Seashore in both the Maryland and Virginia Districts. Beginning this year, annual passes will be valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.