Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins

Posted May 15, 2016 Every year between May 15th and September 15th mother sea turtles crawl up on the beaches of the Outer Banks to lay their eggs.  There are four species of sea turtles who lay their eggs on the beaches of Duck and the Outer Banks but the majority who nest here are […]

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Coastal Storm Brings High Winds and Potential for Damage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM COUNTY OF DARE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: February 7, 2016  7:30 AM The rapidly strengthening coastal storm will bring strong northerly to northwesterly winds today, sustained at 30 to 40 mph along the entire Outer Banks. Gusts as high as 60 mph are expected with a High Wind Warning in effect […]

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N.E.S.T. Adds Sea Turtle Signage at Beach Accesses in Duck

Duck, NC – In an effort to educate the public on how to protect sea turtles, Network for Engangered Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T.) volunteers, with the support of local Home Owner Associations and the Town, are installing educational signage at beach accesses along the coast. The first of several sign installations in Duck has just taken […]

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Sea Turtles Nesting on Beaches: Information You Should Know

Every year between May 15th and September 15th mother sea turtles crawl up on the beaches of Duck and the Outer Banks to lay their eggs. Duck resident and N.E.S.T. volunteer, Jackie Orsulak, has worked with sea turtles for 16 years. She indicated that there are four species of sea turtles who lay their eggs […]

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Duck Beach Management Project Updates Presented During Council Retreat Available

During the 2015 Duck Town Council Retreat, Ken Willson of Coastal Planning & Engineering of North Carolina and Christopher Layton, Duck Town Manager, provided updates on the Beach Management Project.  Presentation slides and videos of the presentation and discussion are available online by clicking on the links below.  Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., Duck Town Council […]

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PUBLIC NOTICE FROM THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS

The Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, received an application from the Town of Duck seeking Department of the Army authorization to dredge 1.061 million cubic yards of beach-quality sediments from two offshore borrow sources, and deposit the material along approximately 1.7 mile-section of oceanfront shoreline, in the Town of Duck, Dare County, North Carolina.  For […]

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Planting of Beach Grass along Duck Beaches Begins January 9

The Town of Duck announced that Emerald Forest will begin planting beach grass plants along Duck Beaches beginning on January 9, 2015.  The plantings will begin at the north end of town and continue for several days.  For more information on the Town of Duck’s Beach Management strategy, including more information on sea grass plantings […]

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Red Flags in Duck Sunday October 5

Please note – red NO SWIMMING flags are flying today, Sunday, October 5, in Duck. This is a warning system used on our beaches which indicates that the currents are strong and the water is unsafe for swimming. DO NOT GO IN THE WATER — YOU PUT YOURSELF AND LIFEGUARDS AT RISK! Local safety officials […]

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