Cape Chronicle Newsletter - October 23, 2019

October 23, 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

Sea turtle crawling toward the ocean after a sea turtle release event.
The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island released a loggerhead, Kemp’s Ridley, and green sea turtle the morning of October 14 at Coquina Beach Access.
Sea turtle entering the Atlantic Ocean during a sea turtle release event.
Seashore Updates

  • On October 28, the Federal Highway Administration will begin a pavement preservation project along a 4.5 mile stretch of NC 12. The project will begin at the north entrance to Cape Hatteras National Seashore and end at the entrance of State Road 1243 (South Old Oregon Inlet Road). Both lanes of NC 12 will be closed during this phase of the pavement preservation project. Southbound and northbound vehicles will be detoured to South Old Oregon Inlet Road to minimize traffic delays associated with the project. The detour route is anticipated to be in place for approximately two weeks. [Press Release]
  • The Seashore is still looking for volunteers to help teach basic surf fishing techniques at the Learn-to-Fish-Clinic. See more details in the special events section below.
  • Visitors can sign up for beach safety text messages by texting “Join OBXBeachConditions” to 30890.
  • For current beach access information, go to:

Upcoming Events

Special Events
1st Cape Hatteras Surf Fishing Heritage Celebration - Special Event
  • Date: Nov 2 from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • 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 Cape Hatteras Surf Fishing Heritage Celebration. More details about this event will be posted on a special event web page and Facebook event page.

Learn to Fish Clinic
  • Date: Nov 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Location: Ramp 55 – next to the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
  • Description: The International Game Fish Association will host a free learn-to-fish clinic through its Passports to Fishing Program. Participants will learn basic fishing techniques and ethical angling practices. All fishing equipment will be provided. Fishing is catch-and-release-only. Families are encouraged to bring beach chairs, water, and sunscreen.
  • Volunteers Needed: We are looking for volunteers to help teach basic surf fishing techniques and ethical angling practices through the International Game Fish Association’s (IGFA) Learn-to-Fish clinic the morning of Saturday November 9. This is an all-day event and volunteers will be asked to assist and teach various stations. All equipment will be provided and IGFA will provide volunteers with training for each station. The clinic will be held near off-road vehicle Ramp 55 in Hatteras Village. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Amiee Ginnever at 252-475-8306.
Winter Lighthouse Climb
  • Date: December 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Location: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
  • Description: Climb the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse for free during the Seashore’s annual winter climb.

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Last updated: October 23, 2019

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1401 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954


252 473-2111

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