Cape Hatteras National Seashore asking for public comment on lighthouse repairs, surrounding landscapes

North Carolina

NPS Photo/Kurt Moses

CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. (WAVY) — A project is underway by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore as they plan to repair the lighthouse and surrounding landscape.

The public has a chance to help.

The public will have a 30-day comment period where they can voice issues and concerns they have regarding the lighthouse. The comment period begins Sept. 17 and will end on Oct. 17.

The Seashore says the repair project is necessary because of the deterioration to the interior and exterior of the lighthouse. They feel there are missing character-defining features that have diminished the integrity of the lighthouse. Unclear circulation routes and patches of bare soil have been a result of the heavy visitation to the site.

Two meetings will be held by the Seashore, as part of the the public comment period, for individuals to learn more about the project. One meeting will be held in-person (RSVPs required) and the other meeting will be held virtually.

Public meeting schedule:

Meeting 1(in person)

  • Sept. 28 from 6-7 p.m.
  • Auditorium, Cape Hatteras Secondary School (4857 Highway 12, Buxton, N.C.)
  • Implemented COVID-19 mitigations
    • In-person attendance will be limited to 50 persons. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please RSVP by sending an email to caha_public_affairs@nps.gov. In the email, provide your name and how many guests will attend with you.
    • Masks must be worn inside the building
    • Seating will be 6 feet apart

Meeting 2 (virtual)

To electronically submit comments and for any additional information, visit: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/caha_lighthouse

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