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September 29, 2017
First Confirmed Sea Turtle Nest Hatch on Assateague Island National Seashore
The National Park Service is happy to announce a Loggerhead Sea Turtle nest has successfully hatched on Assateague Island National Seashore. Approximately 100 hatchlings have emerged from a single nest site in the Maryland Over Sand Vehicle zone and have successfully made their way out to sea.

August 28, 2017
National Park Service Announces Abbreviated Final General Management Plan for Assateague Island National Seashore
“The General Management Plan (GMP) will guide Assateague Island National Seashore managers for the next 15 to 20 years in protecting the Seashore's natural and cultural features," said Seashore Superintendent Deborah Darden. “The GMP sets the stage for managers to respond to island changes likely to occur due to natural processes, climate change, and sea level rise.”

April 21, 2017
Tourism to Assateague Island National Seashore creates $112,200,000 in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 2.3 Million visitors to Assateague Island National Seashore in 2016 spent $98.3 Million in communities near the park. That spending supported 1,300 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $112.2 Million.

February 28, 2017
Assateague Island National Seashore Begins Planning Process to Relocate Oceanside Campsites
Several new locations within the developed area on Assateague Island will be considered. The purpose of the proposed project is to develop an on-island relocation strategy for campsites that are becoming increasingly unusable due to sand deposition and encroachment from the adjacent dune system.

Last updated: February 28, 2017

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