What proposed docking area would look like

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Thursday, March 30
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, will host a public meeting from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday in the Ocracoke Community Center to obtain public comments on projects related to a new NCDOT passenger ferry service from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke Island.

Several projects are proposed on park lands and the Seashore has been collaborating with NCDOT on planning to accommodate certain aspects of the passenger ferry project.

The Seashore will be taking public comments at the meetings and online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/caha_NCDOTpassengerferry until April 13. Comments can also be mailed to: Superintendent, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, 1401 National Park Dr., Manteo, NC 27954.

After the meeting, from noon to 4 p.m., the Park Service invites all to help with a beach cleanup. Participants are asked to meet park staff at the Ocracoke Day Use Area (Lifeguard Beach) to check in.

Bring leather gloves, water, snacks, and sunscreen. Wear appropriate clothing, including closed toe shoes and hats. Trash bags will be provided. Children under the age of 18 must have their parent or legal guardian with them.

The Ocracoke beach. Photo by C. Leinbach
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