Cape Chronicle Newsletter - April 19, 2019

April 19, 2019 Posted by: Mike Barber

Abridged edition of the Cape Chronicle. To subscribe to the full e-newsletter, email e-mail us.

Photos of the Week
The 2019 climbing season at Cape Hatteras and Bodie Island Lighthouses opened this morning. Click here to learn more about climbing the lighthouses.
An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) crew painted the fence and replaced boardwalk handrails at the Ocracoke Light Station.
AmeriCorps NCCC team preparing to install bollards along Devil Shoals Road on Ocracoke Island.
View of the bollards at the end of Devil Shoals Road. Check out the video taken yesterday.

Seashore Updates
  • There is a high surf advisory in effect from early this afternoon through Saturday at 9:00 pm. The advisory includes high risk of rip currents, dangerous shore break, and strong longshore current. Conditions will be life threatening for anyone entering the surf according to the National Weather Service. Please make safe choices.
  • In addition to the high surf advisory, the area is forecast to receive severe thunderstorms and damaging winds late today and especially tonight. We will be warning all campers at our four campgrounds.
  • National Park Week begins tomorrow. Check out the upcoming events section below for a listing of activities happening at the Seashore. Admission to Wright Brothers National Memorial is free tomorrow.
  • The Avon Fishing Pier opened for the season on Wednesday.
  • For current beach access information, go to: Cape Point and South Point are open.
Upcoming Events
  • National Park Week and Junior Ranger Day Activities
    • Date: April 22, 23, 24 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and April 23, 25, 26 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Location: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Grounds
    • Description: To celebrate National Park Week at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, children can become Seashore Rangers by completing a free activity booklet, which is available at any visitor center. Junior Ranger education stations will be hosted by park rangers.
  • Yoga on the Beach
    • Date: April 28 at 12:00 pm
    • Location: Coquina Beach
    • Description: In partnership with The Outer Banks Hospital and in celebration of National Park Week, Cape Hatteras National Seashore invites you to participate in a free, one-hour yoga class at Coquina Beach. Bring a yoga mat or towel, sunscreen, and water. The class will feature a mindful, dynamic vinyasa flow for all levels with emphasis on breath and fun. There is no need to sign up in advance, just arrive a few minutes early ready for some yoga!
  • Special Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Move Interpretive Programs
    • Date: May 3, 10:30 am to 11:00 am (daily through October 14)
    • Location: Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavillion
    • Description: To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move, park rangers will present daily interpretive lighthouse move programs beginning May 3 and continuing through October 14. Additional interpretive programming and a special anniversary event will be held between June 17 and July 9 (the same dates as the lighthouse move in 1999).
  • 1st Annual Surf Fishing Heritage Celebration
    • Date: November 2
    • Location: Fessenden Center, Buxton
    • Description: Cape Hatteras National Seashore, along with partner organizations, will celebrate the area’s strong surf fishing history at the 1st annual Cape Hatteras Surf Fishing Heritage Celebration. More details about this event will be posted on a special event web page and Facebook event page.

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Last updated: April 19, 2019

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