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Welcome to the Cape Chronicle blog. Here you will find Cape Hatteras National Seashore resource management and off-road vehicle management updates, interpretive information, and employee-submitted articles. If you are looking for current beach access ramp conditions, please visit our Facebook page.

Ocracoke pony herd has a new member

May 08, 2017 Posted by: Michael Barber

On May 7, 2017, a pony named Jitterbug, originally from Shackleford Banks, gave birth to the newest foal on Ocracoke.

 

Night Driving at Cape Hatteras National Seashore

April 25, 2017 Posted by: Michael Barber

To help protect nesting sea turtles and sea turtle hatchlings, night driving restrictions at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) go into effect on all designated off-road vehicle (ORV) routes and ramps starting Monday, May 1, 2017.

 

Spring Cleaning at Bodie Island Lighthouse

April 21, 2017 Posted by: Michael Barber

Cultural Resource Manager Jami Lanier and Volunteer Doug Stover cleaned the Bodie Island Lighthouse lens on April 18.  Fall and spring are optimal times to clean the lens, before and after the busy tourist season and also when the sun isn't too strong. Tuesday proved to be a good morning for cleaning the lens since it was overcast.

 

Feeding Time at the Ocracoke Pony Pens

February 08, 2017 Posted by: Michael Barber

The small, yet powerful, herd of Banker ponies on Ocracoke Island is cared for throughout the year by National Park Service resource management staff and the assistance of volunteers.

 

Seashore Colors in the 50s and 60s

January 27, 2017 Posted by: Michael Barber

An interesting color palette greeted visitors to Cape Hatteras National Seashore in the 1950s and 1960s. National Park Service buildings on the Seashore were painted in popular pastel colors of the time.

 

Off-Road Vehicle Bypass and Ramp Update

January 18, 2017 Posted by: Michael Barber

On Tuesday, January 17, Cape Hatteras National Seashore started work on the Cape Point bypass extension. This project will extend the existing Cape Point bypass extension north towards Ramp 44 about 0.4 mile and then south until the dunes disappear, about another 600 feet.

 

Coquina Beach Sunshades

January 10, 2017 Posted by: Michael Barber

On March 13, 1956, the National Park Service awarded a construction contract for the Coquina Beach facilities to Daniels Building Supply and Shanaberger Lumber Company of Nags Head. They completed the project in October 1956. Closed during construction, Coquina Beach and its "ultra-modern designed sunshades" opened in the spring of 1957.

 

Annual Winter Climb of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

December 13, 2016 Posted by: Michael Barber

On Saturday December 10, 2016, Cape Hatteras National Seashore participated in OBXmas. This regional holiday celebration, in partnership with the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, highlights Hatteras Island community sites, such as the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, and Hatteras Village Christmas Parade.

 

Descending Upon Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

December 09, 2016 Posted by: Michael Barber

During the week of December 5th, 2016, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was descended by a vertical access inspection team.

 

AmeriCorps NCCC crew helps the Seashore

December 05, 2016 Posted by: Michael Barber

An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) crew of ten members is currently working at Cape Hatteras National Seashore to clear overgrown vegetation in the Frisco Campground and along the Billy Mitchell Road.

 

Ramp 49 elevation project update

December 05, 2016 Posted by: Michael Barber

A project to raise the elevation of Ramp 49 is now 98% complete. Once fully complete, the elevation of the ramp will be 36 inches higher than it was when the project started at the end of this August.

 

Beach debris cleanup in Avon

November 29, 2016 Posted by: Michael Barber

A beach debris cleanup operation in Avon was a big success on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. A large of amount of debris was picked up starting at Ramp 38 going north toward the fishing pier.

 

Volunteers needed for a beach cleanup on Saturday, December 3

November 29, 2016 Posted by: Michael Barber

The National Park Service and AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) will be conducting a beach cleanup on Saturday, December 3, from 10 am to noon. The cleanup event will begin at the ranger station at the Oregon Inlet Campground.

 

Green sea turtle nesting update

November 18, 2016 Posted by: Michael Barber

On August 21, 2016, a female green sea turtle was struck by a vehicle and had to be euthanized due to her severe injuries. Since this was a nesting female, Resource Management (RM) staff took a step further by salvaging all of the eggs that still remained inside of her and relocated these into the the ground in an attempt to mimic a typical green sea turtle nest cavity. A total of 172 eggs were relocated roughly 0.5 miles north of Ramp 32.

 

Welcome to the Cape Chronicle blog

November 18, 2016 Posted by: David Hallac

Welcome to the Cape Chronicle blog. Here you will find Cape Hatteras National Seashore resource management and off-road vehicle management updates, interpretive information, and employee-submitted articles.

 

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