Congress to Vote on Recreational Access at Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Send a message supporting legislation that will maintain resource protection while restoring reasonable public access at Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreation Area
On June 19, your Member of Congress will cast a vote on legislation affecting fishing access at one of the East Coast’s premier surf fishing destinations. With this critical vote approaching, please send a message to your Member of Congress today in support of the Preserving Access to Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area Act , which will facilitate public access to this national treasure while providing protection for the park’s invaluable natural resources.
National Park Service officials recently adopted a new off-road vehicle (ORV) management plan for Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area that severely restricts access to the most popular areas of the seashore far beyond what is needed for resource management. ORV access is essential for surf fishing from beaches. The plan not only threatens sportfishing in the park, but the seashore’s local economy, which is largely dependent upon tourism and recreation.
As its name implies, the seashore should be managed as a recreation area, with due consideration to the conservation of native fish and wildlife. The Preserving Access to Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area Act will allow anglers and other visitors to the seashore reasonable access to the park’s beaches while still providing adequate protection for shorebirds and other native wildlife.
KeepAmericaFishing™ needs your help to persuade Congress to restore reasonable public access to this national treasure. Fill out the form below to send a message to your Member of Congress in support of the Preserving Access to Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area Act today!