March 17, 2017

Beverly Boswell, Dare County Representative, has put forth a bill to repeal the plastic bag ban in Dare County. In 2009, the state government approved a plastic bag ban for all of the OBX: http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2009/Bills/Senate/PDF/S1018v6.pdf 

This bill has mi...

March 31, 2016

Being in the IT-field, I was one among many who use a lot of plastic in everyday life, being unaware of its hazardous effects on nature and the necessity to recycle plastic. Working with POP team for a Hope Spot Hatteras created awareness in me about this and also moti...

March 31, 2016

In 1972, 100 years after the birth of the science of oceanography, the US started the NOAA National Marine Sanctuary program. Many of you may not be aware of the fact that we do have our own National Marine Sanctuary right off the coast of the OBX, the Monitor Marine S...

March 29, 2016

We left Charleston on Easter morning much like we found it, gloomy and rainy. Being from a coastal town we are all too familiar with the variability and unpredictable weather. Storms come in seemingly out of no where, eventually disapaiting leaving calm sunny skies and...

March 29, 2016

There's an old folktale in Hatteras, told when skies are grey, persistent clouds loom over the coastlines and rain pours without signs of stopping; the story of the Grey Man. Every once in a while the Outer Banks finds itself in the path of a major hurricane. Being Nor...

March 28, 2016

My experience with the Plastic Ocean Projects mission to spread the word about the Hope Spot: Hatteras was both informational and inspiring. Everywhere we went people seemed to be interested in the message on our shirts ('Put It on The Map') and were elated to learn of...

March 27, 2016

Let me first say, if you have never been to the SC aquarium in Charleston, you need to go. It is very similar to our local NC Aquariums in many ways. Not only is this place full of wondrous ocean (and some land) creatures, but the SC aquarium is accredited by the AZA (...

March 26, 2016

We woke up to a rainy day in Charleston, but regardless of the weather we had a full day planned. After some delicious waffles and strong coffee we headed to Folly Beach Fishing Pier for a cleanup we set up. Organizing events like this in communities far from Wilmingto...

March 25, 2016

The four of us piled in the car excited to be finally going on our Hope Spot: Hatteras expedition to Charleston, SC. Due to a minor medical situation we weren't able to leave last week. As we drove over the iconic Ravenel Bridge our excitement intesified coming into th...

March 24, 2016

Pea Island National Park is a stretch of windswept land that forms where the northern part of Cape Hatteras ends. As the oceans brutally crashes to the east, the island protects the inner sound to the west. We crossed onto the island early one morning and my eyes widen...

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