Hometown: Townson, Maryland Education: Ph.D., Duke University; B.S., University of Maryland Position: Chief of Resource Management and Science for the National Parks of Eastern North Carolina (I work in five parks!) Where you’ll find her: On the road in my government vehicle – I travel all the time to Cape Lookout, Moore’s Creek and throughout Cape Hatteras National Seashore! Other national parks she’s worked at: Everglades National Park (Florida),..
Happy World Wildlife Day! The Outer Banks and your OBX national parks are home to a variety of wildlife so to celebrate we wanted to introduce you to some of the amazing creatures that call the barrier islands home! About Me: Seal There are four types of seals that can be found along the beaches..
This month, we join with the National Park Service in celebrating and honoring African American History Month by sharing stories about African American history in the Outer Banks and your OBX national parks. Cape Hatteras National Seashore is famous for its 150-year-old lighthouse, its pristine beaches, its fishing spots and its waves. What you may not..
If you’ve ever walked along the beach of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, you may have been lucky enough to spot a sea turtle or a protected sea turtle nest. According to the park staff at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, loggerhead, green, leatherback, hawksbill (rare) and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles call the Outer Banks home, and from..
On January 20, your OBX national parks will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by celebrating the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service! According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was first observed on January 20, 1986, the same day as..
Legend has it the Ocracoke ponies arrived in the Outer Banks with shipwrecked explorers in the 16th or 17th century, and they’ve called the island home ever since. While many of these early ponies were claimed by residents, some were left to roam wild. The National Park Service took over their care and maintenance in the 1960s..
Legend has it the Ocracoke ponies arrived here with shipwrecked explorers in the 16th or 17th century, and they’ve called the island home ever since. While many of these early ponies were claimed by residents, some were left to roam wild. The National Park Service took over their care and maintenance in the 1960s to..
New National Report Highlights Your OBX National Parks as Important Cultural Landscapes Threatened by Climate Change
Your OBX national parks are garnering national attention this week. Cape Hatteras National Seashore is one of ten sites featured in a new national report by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., that serves to educate the public on the history and significance of beloved cultural landscapes across the..
The holiday season is here and you’ve probably been hearing about Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, but have you heard about Giving Tuesday? If you’re not familiar, Giving Tuesday is an online day of giving celebrated each year around the world after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Think of it as the “do good”..
This November you can help your OBX national parks celebrate one of the most iconic traditions of the Outer Banks – surf fishing. On Saturday, November 2nd join our community for the first ever Surf Fishing Heritage Event! This free community event will celebrate the past, present, and future of surf fishing at Cape Hatteras..