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leave only footprints campaign gains momentum in obx

Safety and environmental concerns are prompting Outer Banks municipalities to prohibit tents from being left on the beach overnight. We love this article by Michelle Wagner, writing for the Outer Banks Voice, about the Town of Nags Head, the latest to to pass an ordinance about this problem. Other towns/areas who have already made the leap are Southern Shores, Duck and the Currituck Outer Banks.

 

Photo, Town of Nags Head.

Photo, Town of Nags Head.

“Tents left on the beach overnight in Nags Head will be considered trash under a new ordinance unanimously adopted by town commissioners last week, but enforcement will not begin until the summer of 2016.

Municipal officials will spend next summer informing people about the new law by tagging beach equipment left after 8 p.m. The town will also institute an aggressive “Leave Only Footprints” campaign to familiarize beach-goers with the policy, Public Information Officer Roberta Thuman said.”

 

“Leave Only Footprints” will mean tents must be off the beach at night. Read the rest of the story on the Outer Banks Voice.

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