This month, national parks around the United States are honoring Native American Heritage Month, and our Outer Banks national parks are joining them! Years before the arrival of the English and what we call “The Lost Colony,” the land that is now known as the Outer Banks was home to Native American peoples who honored and cultivated the unique resources of these barrier islands. ..
*Please note: Alisa is a seasonal lead interpretive ranger on Ocracoke Island! Social media can be a great place to stay connected to the people and places you love. If you’ve followed and enjoyed our social media posts since June 2020, please say a big THANK YOU to our volunteer Social Media Coordinator, Alisa! She..
On December 1st, Outer Banks Forever joins nonprofits around the world in celebrating Giving Tuesday, an annual day of giving each holiday season. Read on to learn how this special day supports the communities we serve every day. What is Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday started 8 years ago in New York City when the 92..
This article, written by your parks’ Cultural Resource Manager Jami Lanier, was originally published in the 2020 In the Parks newspaper, available online here and at your parks’ Visitor’s Centers. The necessity of a lighthouse at Cape Hatteras has long been recognized. The shallow diamond shoals formed by the convergence of the Labrador Current and..
Whether you’re huddled around a campfire or snuggled under blankets in your living room, fall is the perfect time to tell stories of intrigue. Our OBX national parks have all played vital roles in both American and world history, and each park has its own unsolved mystery. Cape Hatteras National Seashore: The Wreck of the Mysterious..
It’s back to school season, which means it’s time for a pop quiz: Can you name all 3 of your OBX National Parks? (Don’t worry if you’re drawing a blank—most people can’t name them all! Your secret’s safe with us.) We are lucky to have three National Parks—Wright Brothers National Memorial, Fort Raleigh National Historic..
National Park Rangers come in all shapes and sizes. Our Meet Your Ranger series introduces you to the many amazing faces that support your OBX national parks every day. Hometown: Whitney Point, New York Position: Public Affairs Specialist for Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial (Outer Banks Group). Where..
Earlier this month the Great American Outdoors Act was passed into law. While many of the details of how, when and where funds from the Act will be used has yet to be determined, we’ve put together a brief overview for you of the purpose of this Act in assisting national parks around the country…
Over the next few weeks we are excited to share a deeper dive into our recently announced projects! These projects are only possible with your support. Check out the full list of projects and how you can make them happen here. Today’s post was written by Maeve Coughlin, Community Volunteer Ambassador for your OBX national..
National Park Rangers come in all shapes and sizes. Our Meet Your Ranger series introduces you to the many amazing faces that support our Outer Banks national parks every day! *Please note: Sarah is now the NPS Partnership Program Manager for the South Atlantic Gulf Region/Interior Region 2. We miss her and wish her the..