NPS “Beach Ambassador” Program Final Training Date Scheduled
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?
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick structure ever moved. When it was built in 1870, it stood 1,500 feet from the shore. By 1999, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the ocean. To protect it from the encroaching sea, it was moved inland a total of 2,900 feet over a 23-day period.