NPS Announces Additional Training for Beach Ambassador Program
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.
Did You Know?
The U.S. Weather Bureau Station on Hatteras Island was built in 1901 and was one of 11 stations built around the country. It is one of only three remaining stations nationwide, and the only one in the nation restored to its 1901 condition. The station was reopened in 2007 to house a visitor center.