National Park Week Volunteer Highlight: Jim Lyons

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Date: April 21, 2016
Contact: Nicole Loiseau, 252-475-9042

As the National Park Service continues to celebrate National Park Week, April 16-24, the Outer Banks Group commends Volunteer Jim Lyons, who volunteers at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore).

Jim Lyons began volunteering with the cast netting summer program in 2006 following retirement from Cape Hatteras Elementary School. With 30 years of teaching experience, he provides in-depth knowledge of estuary science to visitors from around the world. Lyons teaches the hands-on technique of cast netting and provides a very detailed and scientific look at the estuary during every program. "I thoroughly enjoy volunteering at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, introducing visitors on a weekly basis to cast netting and the Pamlico Sound estuarine resource", Lyons said.

"Jim has been an outstanding volunteer for Cape Hatteras National Seashore for the past 10 years,” said Volunteer Supervisor Park Ranger Chris Cabral. “He brings a great level of enthusiasm and experience to the program. This dedication, combined with his background in education, creates an engaging and truly unique experience for park visitors.”

The Seashore is currently looking for additional volunteers to assist with summer programs. Visit to learn more or call 252-475-9042.

Jim Lyons with Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in background
Jim Lyons with Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in background


Last updated: April 21, 2016

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Manteo, NC 27954


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