KITTY HAWK, N.C. (AP) – Cape Hatteras National Seashore is holding five public hearings on possible changes to beach driving rules that allow more access.
Among the changes are: opening some beaches now closed at night; extending seasonable off-road routes in the fall and spring; and providing smaller buffer zones around nests of turtles and shorebirds.
The first hearing is scheduled for Friday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk
Hearings also are scheduled for Feb. 29 in Hampton, Virginia; March 1 in Buxton; March 2 on Ocracoke Island; and March 3 in Raleigh. All the hearings will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. except for the final one, which will start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m.
Environmental assessment for comments: http//parkplanning.nps.gov/caha-orv-ea