• 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?

Lightning whelks are one of the few species of

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.