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Meet Your Ranger: Nakita Lopez

Meet Your Ranger: Nakita Lopez

Nakita Lopez and her family hiking in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Photo: Nakita Lopez Please tell us a little bit about yourself.     Hometown:  El Portal, California Program of study, relevant job experience: I went to school for outdoor recreational...

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Meet Your Ranger: Carrie Hardin

Meet Your Ranger: Carrie Hardin

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.      Hometown: Born in Seattle, Washington, but raised in Arlington, Virginia.  Program of study, relevant job experience: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Master of Business Administration. I spent the last 20-ish...

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Education Garden at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site provides a new way to learn about Roanoke Island history  

Education Garden at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site provides a new way to learn about Roanoke Island history  

By Rachael Graf, Community Engagement Coordinator at Outer Banks Forever  While exploring the grounds of Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, you may come across a raised garden bed filled with plants such as corn, beans, squash, sunflowers and herbs, especially in...

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Meet the Team: Jessica Barnes, Director

Meet the Team: Jessica Barnes, Director

Photo: Director, Jess Barnes, on her first day of a six day solo backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park.Please tell us a little bit about yourself.  I was born and raised in Mechanicsville, Virginia, right outside of Richmond. Growing...

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Outer Banks Forever, Dare Arts, National Park Service announce artist selections for ‘Artist in Community’ Earth Day event

Outer Banks Forever, Dare Arts, National Park Service announce artist selections for ‘Artist in Community’ Earth Day event

KILL DEVIL HILLS and MANTEO, NC - Outer Banks Forever – the official nonprofit partner of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial – in partnership with Dare Arts and the National Park Service are...

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Meet Your Ranger: Ann-Marie Mignone

Meet Your Ranger: Ann-Marie Mignone

Our Meet Your Ranger  series introduces you to the many amazing people who support our Outer Banks national parks every day!     Please tell us a little bit about yourself.    Hometown: Burlington, North Carolina  Program of study: Anthropology (Conc. Archeology),...

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Meet Your Ranger: Madison Grigsby

Meet Your Ranger: Madison Grigsby

Our Meet Your Ranger  series introduces you to the many amazing people who support our Outer Banks national parks every day!    Please tell us a little bit about yourself.   Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida Program of study: Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies. I...

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Meet Your Ranger: Thomas Foster

Meet Your Ranger: Thomas Foster

Our Meet Your Ranger  series introduces you to the many amazing people who support our Outer Banks national parks every day!     Please tell us a little bit about yourself.  Hometown: Williamsburg, Virginia  Education: B.A. in American History, University of North...

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