• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Help Cape Hatteras National Seashore Win a $100,000 Grant! Vote "America's Favorite Park" through August 31.

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Date: August 4, 2010
Contact: Cyndy Holda, 252-473-2111 x148

Visitors, fans, and supporters of any one of the three units of national parks that comprise the Outer Banks Group can help the parks win a $100,000 grant by voting online for “America’s Favorite Park.” Vote at www.livepositively.com before August 31. There is no limit on the number of times you can vote. The contest is part of a partnership between the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, and Coca-Cola.  In addition to the grant, Coke is matching donations made to the National Park Foundation at www.livepositively.com, up to $25,000. 

This is a great opportunity for park visitors, the local community, and park partners to express their appreciation by voting for their local national park units. With your help, an additional $100,000 could be invested in making sure that every visitor has a great experience to the Outer Banks Group of parks.

The Outer Banks Group, comprised of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, are three of the 392 national parks across the country. Cape Hatteras National Seashore, a ribbon of sand, stretching for 68 miles on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, is a haven for active recreation and quiet reflection as well as home to a rich variety of plant and animal life. Wright Brothers National Memorial is the site where powered flight first began in 1903. Fort Raleigh National Historic Site commemorates the first English attempt at colonization of the New World in 1584. Learn more about your favorite park at www.nps.gov/caha, www.nps.gov/wrbr, www.nps.gov/fora – or explore a new one at the National Park Service’s website

About the National Park Foundation (NPF)

You are part-owner of 84 million acres of the world’s most treasured landscapes, ecosystems, and historical sites – all protected in America’s nearly 400 national parks.

Chartered by Congress, the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks.  The NPF works hand in hand with the National Park Service to help connect you and all Americans to the parks, and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow. Join us – This is Your Land. www.nationalparks.org.

Did You Know?

A navigational chart showing Cape Hatteras and Diamond Shoals

When the Home sank on Diamond Shoals off of Cape Hatteras in 1837, there were only two life jackets for all 130 people on board. Ninety people died. Congress passed the Steamboat Act the next year, requiring all vessels to carry one life jacket per passenger.