National Public Lands Day - September 29 2012
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111
Acting Superintendent Darrell Echols announced today that on Saturday, September 29, 2012, Wright Brothers National Memorial will celebrate National Public Lands Day by offering free admission to park visitors.
National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the largest, hands-on volunteer effort in the
More than 170,000 people will volunteer across the country to build trails, plant trees, paint signs, remove trash and invasive plants, and restore water resources.Volunteer's one-day efforts will equal more than $15 million in improvements to public lands.To learn more about National Public Lands Day you can visit their website at www.publiclandsday.org.
The staff at Wright Brothers National Memorial, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Cape Hatteras National Seashore encourage the park's friends, neighbors and visitors to take advantage of this annual interagency "fee free" day by getting reacquainted with their local national parks.While entrance fees at Wright Brothers NM for passengers in both private and commercial vehicles will be waived, recreation "user fees" such as camping fees and lighthouse climbing fees will not be waived.
Did You Know?
Although the town of Kitty Hawk is always associated with the exploits of the Wright brothers, most of their flying experiments took place about 4 miles to the south on the sands of Kill Devil Hills. The town of Kill Devil Hills, where the memorial is located, was incorporated in 1953.