With each new season I'm reminded just how lucky we are to have three national parks right here in the Outer Banks. In the fall and winter, you’ll mostly find locals enjoying the tranquility of your parks. The summer season brings changes, and not just to the number of people in your parks.
The change that’s most evident to me during the summer is the sense of awe you see in each person’s eyes
, whether it’s their first visit or their tenth. It's an inspiring reminder of why we're here as your partner to ensure these special places are protected.
This month national parks around the country are celebrating moments of change
– those moments that have shaped our history and our natural world. Your Outer Banks national parks are gearing up to do the same by celebrating a moment of local engineering that caught national attention, as well as a moment of freedom that gave so many a beacon of hope.
I hope to see you in the parks as we celebrate this new season and the impact of these moments of change!