• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Media Photo: YCC Students Perform Work on Buxton Woods Trail

Image of Youth Conservation Corps group at the Buxton Woods Trailhead
 

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Date: July 19, 2010
Contact: Cyndy Holda, 252-473-2111 x148

For the second summer, the National Park Service (NPS) has hired a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crew to assist with many park projects. These energetic young students recently performed valuable brush clearing and trail maintenance work in the Buxton Woods Trail near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Work conditions have been difficult with the hot weather but that makes for a refreshing afternoon swim after the work is complete!

Students, from left to right:

Dustin Spruill, Mike Moseley, Daniel Gryzik, Michael Bowers, Karyn Stafford, Zane Castellow, Marina Clough, Tyler Walworth, Tanner Payne, Miles Howard, Mason Jensen, Frankie Powers, Daneeka Govan, Carly Creef, Ian Miller, Zack Zattoli, Hunt Thomas, Marley Brushwood, Halea Creef, Josh Budde, Zay Spencer, Tayler Smith, Ben Liverman, Ty Farrow,and Jeff Davis

Did You Know?

The Principal Lightkeeper's Quarters and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move toward their new homes, a safer distance from the ocean.

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.