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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Deputy Superintendent Selected

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Date: May 5, 2014
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-475-9034

Superintendent Barclay Trimble is pleased to announce that Mark Dowdle will be joining the park's management team as the new Deputy Superintendent for the National Park Service (NPS) Outer Banks Group.The Outer Banks Group includes Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in

Dowdle is currently the Chief Ranger at Boston National Historical Park where he works closely with a multitude of communities, partner groups, and surrounding federal, state, and local agencies.A native North Carolinian, he is a graduate of Clemson University and the FBI National Academy. He worked in numerous national parks including Yosemite National Park in California, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument in Utah and Arizona, Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and Montana, and Chiricahua National Monument and Fort Bowie National Historic Site in Arizona.

"Mark Dowdle has extensive experience in dealing with complex issues and by all accounts has outstanding communication and management skills," stated Superintendent Trimble."Mark will be a tremendous help in managing the many challenging issues faced by the three parks of the Outer Banks Group."

The Dowdle family will move to the Outer Banks in mid-May 2014. "I look forward to the opportunity to work with the great team in the Outer Banks Group and being part of the Outer Banks community," stated Dowdle.

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Did You Know?

Giant Water Flea

This is not a space alien, even though it has a transparent body, wings, and a very large eye. Giant water fleas grow up to 2 cm long, and are a food source for small fish that shelter in the sound. You can swim with them in the sound-side waters off Cape Hatteras National Seashore.