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NPS “Beach Ambassador” Program Final Training Date Scheduled

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Date: July 16, 2007
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111

The final scheduled training date for the NPS pilot "Beach Ambassador" program is set for Saturday, July 21, 2007. 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, including rip current awareness.

The park continues to recruit for a cadre of volunteers from the surrounding communities in Dare County. Training on beach and water safety conditions will be provided:

Final training date scheduled for:

Saturday, July 21, 2007

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Nags Head Fire Station in Nags Head. Parking is limited. (Park behind the fire station)

To learn more about this exciting new program and volunteer time to help save lives, contact Chief Ranger Norah Martinez at (252) 473-2111 ext. 119.

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.