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Update for the East Side of Cape Point

Posted By: dude
Date: Tuesday, 7-29-08, at 5:00 p.m.

Superintendent Mike Murray announced today that the east side of Cape Point
has reopened to off-road vehicle (ORV) access effective immediately. The
area is now open to ORV traffic from 6:00 am until 10:00 pm daily. The
nighttime prohibition on beach driving is still in effect throughout the
Seashore from 10:00 pm until 6 am.

The nesting season for beach nesting bird species is winding down in the
Cape Point area; however, colonial waterbird nests and chicks are still
present in the pre-nesting area west of Cape Point. This area is still
posted with signs and symbolic fencing as being closed to vehicles,
pedestrian and all pets. Staff will continue to monitor the area for bird
nesting activity, as well as for an increased number of sea turtle nests in
the area.

Temporary resource protection areas are established to protect threatened
and endangered species, including piping plovers and sea turtles, and for
species of concern, including American oystercatchers and colonial
waterbirds (terns and black skimmers). For more information, call
252-473-2111 ext. 148.



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