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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

NPS Announces Additional Training for Beach Ambassador Program

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Date: April 29, 2008
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111 ext 119

Superintendent Mike Murray announced today an additional training date for the 2008 summer season "Beach Ambassador" program. The park is recruiting volunteers from the surrounding communities of Dare County. To learn more about this new program and to volunteer your time to help save lives, training on water safety conditions will be provided on Saturday, May 3, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center.

The program’s goal is to increase preventative lifesaving efforts through educational materials and personal contacts with the visiting public to Cape Hatteras National Seashore and village beaches. The program will educate and inform the public of potential hazards associated with beach recreation, in particular rip currents, beach and soundside water safety and surf and storm conditions.

For further information on the Beach Ambassador program contact NPS Chief Lifeguard, Jimmy Davis, at (252) 441-7425 or Chief Ranger, Norah Martinez, at (252) 473-2111 ext.119.

-NPS-

Did You Know?

This artist's rendering shows the U.S.S. Monitor foundering in a storm off of Cape Hatteras in December 1862.

The U.S.S. Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras during a storm in December 1862. The wreck's location was a mystery until 1973 when a research vessel found the ship 16 miles off the cape in 230 feet of water. In 1975, the Monitor was named the nation’s first National Marine Sanctuary.