Important Information Regarding NPS Meetings on Beach Access

 

To all who have responded saying they will attend one of the meetings, THANK YOU! More voices need to be heard

The meetings are scheduled to last 2 hours and will be in three different segments. There will be a brief presentation by NPS Staff followed by a question and answer session. It is anticipated this will take approximately 40 minutes. After the Q&A Session we will break into small groups to talk about three main topics. Morning opening times and evening closing times, Seasonal Open/Close ORV Access dates, Vehicle Free Areas and ORV Permit Changes.

Morning Opening Times and evening closing times: We want you to be prepared to give your preferences on what priority you have for Ramp order and the hours they should be open. We want and earlier opening time than the current 7:00AM and a later closing time than 9:00 PM. We want a rolling opening so that some Ramps will be done in priority order. Your input is needed.

Seasonal Open / Close ORV Access Dates: We want you to be prepared to give your preference on the dates the beaches are closed in front of the Villages and Outside the Villages. Currently they are closed In front of the Villages from November 1-March 31 and from September 15- March 15 outside of the Villages. We want to shorten the period of the closures and want your input on this.

Vehicle Free Areas: We feel we are being denied reasonable access to some areas and want to open some VFAs to either year round or seasonal ORV use. We want to open some closed Ramps and change some seasonal areas to year round use. To help you with this we have included a chart of the various areas and ramps to help you with this issue. This is the most contested issue. There are those who want additional closures or larger Vehicle Free Areas. Because of the language in the legislation they feel they have a right to demand this. We need to stress that this legislation’s intent was to facilitate access, not restrict it. Please address this when you get the opportunity.

In the course of our meetings over the last few months we have discussed ORV Permits and the period they are issued for. This is also governed by the Final Rule. The Park Service will be taking comments on this at these

meetings Please be prepared to let them know what options you would like and make your wishes known.

 

NCBBA is a partner in CHAPA along with OBPA and The Cape Hatteras Anglers Club. Together and along with others we have prepared the attached document. Please take time to read this before you attend a meeting. Included in it is a link to the NPS Newsletter regarding the upcoming meetings.

 

NCBBA will have Officers and or Directors at each meeting to listen to your suggestions, ideas and concerns. Please attend and let NCBBA and the NPS know your stand on the issues.

 

8-5-15 Ocracoke School 1 Schoolhouse Road, Ocracoke 5:30-7:30

 

8-6-15 McKimmon Conference and Training Center,NC State University Campus 1101 Gorman Street Raleigh, NC 27695 6:00-8:00

 

8-10-15 Cape Hatteras Secondary School, Buxton, NC 27920 6:00-8:00

 

8-11-15 Hilton Garden Inn, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 6:00-8:00

 

8-12-15 Embassy Suites Hampton Inn, 1700 Coliseum Drive Hampton, VA 23666 5:30- 7:30

 

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