September 20, 2016
2016 Coastal Cleanup and National Public Lands Day at Assateague Island
Assateague Island needs you! September 24th is National Public Lands Day and an entrance fee free day. Volunteers check in by 9:00 am at North Ocean Beach Parking area in the Maryland District. This year the coastal cleanup and National Public Lands Day come together in 2016, the Centennial year of the National Park Service, for a perfect trifecta in the great outdoors.
August 09, 2016
"Piecing Together a Changing Planet" Traveling Art Exhibit
Twenty-six art quilts created by 22 Florida artists will be featured in a traveling art exhibit opening at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Bateman Center on August 15, 2016 in partnership with Assateague Island National Seashore. The Piecing Together a Changing Planet art quilt show highlights a few of the many ways that America's national parks are being impacted by climate change, water pollution, air pollution, and other human-caused phenomena. The exhibit will be display from 9 am - 5 pm daily through September 15, 2016
May 13, 2016
Assateague Island BioBlitz Fun Day
Grab your magnifying glass and unleash your inner scientist as you explore nature at Assateague Island National Seashore! On May 21, national parks across the country, including Assateague Island National Seashore, will participate in the National Parks BioBlitz.
April 29, 2016
Tourism to Assateague Island National Seashore Creates $109,970,500 in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 2,275,606 visitors to Assateague Island National Seashore in 2015 spent $96,705,600 in communities near the park. That spending supported 1,320 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $109,970,500.
March 24, 2016
Assateague Island National Seashore Draft General Management Plan
The public is invited to learn more about Assateague Island National Seashore’s Draft General Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement at one of three open houses on March 29th, 30th and 31st. Comments will be accepted for a period of 90 days, ending on May 1, 2016.
September 30, 2015
Assateague Announces Public Availability of Bayside Picnic and Parking Area Relocation Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service (NPS) is asking the public to comment on its plans for future relocation of the Bayside Picnic and Parking Area, located in the Maryland district of Assateague Island National Seashore. Comments will be accepted for the next 60 days, and the plan, called an Environmental Assessment (EA), is available at the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/asis.