Rediscover Your OBX National Parks this Public Lands Day

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..

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Outer Banks Forever Announces New Projects to Protect and Enhance Your OBX National Parks

  Kill Devils Hills, NC – Outer Banks Forever, the local nonprofit partner of the three national parks of the Outer Banks – Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial – is pleased to announce its new slate of projects and programs to protect and enhance these special..

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Join in the #VirtualCampout with your national parks!

Your OBX national parks are joining parks around the country for a Virtual Campout this Memorial Day weekend! From Saturday to Monday, you can participate in activities at home and hear from special guests from over 20 national parks. You’ll be able to explore the natural and cultural history these amazing places preserve. Your OBX..

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Meet Your Ranger: Tracy Ziegler

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),..

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A Mirror to the Past, A Map to the Future: The Freedmen’s Colony at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

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 in your OBX national parks.    Roanoke Island, 8 miles wide and two miles long, sits tucked between the North Carolina mainland and the barrier islands that make up the..

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