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 – has announced its new slate of projects and programs to protect and enhance these special places.
Each project aims to enhance the park experience for locals and visitors, expand education and access opportunities and provide the margin of excellence expected from the Outer Banks national parks. Each project will be implemented as funds are raised through donations, corporate sponsorships, and grants.
Outer Banks Forever will continue its popular Adopt-a-Pony program, which supports the care of the ponies on Ocracoke Island, as well as its involvement in the Love the Beach, Respect the Ocean campaign in conjunction with the National Park Service, Dare County and local EMS and lifesaving services.
New projects include: a series of new educational displays will be installed at Wright Brothers National Memorial along the walkway from the First Flight Boulder to the base of Big Kill Devil Hill; build an ADA-accessible kayak launch at the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center; and build a multi-use path in Buxton at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
More plans here…