NPS “Beach Ambassador” Program Training Dates Announced
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111
The training dates for the new pilot "Beach Ambassador" program have been set for the 2007 summer season. 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.
The park is recruiting for a cadre of volunteers from the surrounding communities in Dare County. Training on beach and water safety conditions will be provided:
Saturday, May 12, 2007 from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm, at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Park Headquarters Building, 1401 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC.
Additional training dates have been set for:
Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23, 2007
10:00 am to 2:00 pm each day
Rodanthe Waves Salvo Community Center in Rodanthe, NC
Saturday, July 21, 2007
10:00 am to 2:00 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. 118 or 119.
Did You Know?
Lightning whelks eat about one large clam per month. The whelk pries the clam open with its muscular foot, wedges the clam open with its shell, then eats the soft inside of the clam. Lightning whelk shells, which whorl to the left, wash up on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.