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NPS Announces Beach Ambassador Program

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Date: April 21, 2008
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111 ext 119

Superintendent Mike Murray announced 2008 training dates are set for the summer season "Beach Ambassador" program. 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, along with beach and soundside water safety, surf and storm conditions.

The park is once again recruiting for a cadre of volunteers from the surrounding communities in Dare County. Training on beach and water safety conditions will be provided on Saturday, April 26, 2008 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Nags Head Fire Station. To learn more about this new program and volunteer your time to help save lives, the following training dates have been scheduled:

Beach Ambassador Training

Saturday, April 26, 2008

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Nags Head Fire Station

Parking is limited (park behind the fire station)

Saturday, May 3, 2008

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Location to be determined

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?

Seasparkle, a tiny dinoflagellate that can be seen glowing in the surfline at night.

The beaches along Cape Hatteras National Seashore sparkle at night. When you kick the sand, you disturb tiny dinoflagellates like seasparkle, magnified in the picture to the left. A chemical reaction causes them to glow with a blue-green light.