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Adopt A Pony
Support Ocracoke’s most beloved residents by symbolically adopting an Ocracoke pony today! Get your official adoption certificate and photo of your chosen pony.
Adopt A Sea Turtle Nest
Get an official adoption certificate and updates on your very own sea turtle nest! You will help fund projects and programs that protect and enhance Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Protect our Parks
Our OBX national parks protect the nature, history, and spirit of freedom you think of when you make your way here each year. Find out how you can protect them today.
Meet Your Volunteer: Mona Currie
Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Hometown: Manteo, North Carolina Work and volunteer experience: I was a nurse for 40 years and retired in 2021. Since then, I've been a busy volunteer actively engaged with Fort Raleigh National Historic Site activities,...
Donor Spotlight: The Pony Island Inn
We’d like to introduce you to Charles Cushman of the Pony Island Inn on Ocracoke Island. He and his family and business partners, Gary and Ashley Curry, lovingly care for the 64-year-old inn and provide their guests with top-notch vacation experiences year-round. We...
Laura’s Pony Notes: What Does a Pony See?
By Laura Michaels, Pony Wrangler at Cape Hatteras National Seashore Vision Although the structure of a pony's eye is similar to that of many mammals, it is almost the largest eye of any living creature, including whales and elephants. A pony's eye is twice the size...