OUTER BANKS — Anyone interested in doing business at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial is encouraged to attend the commercial services orientations and open houses scheduled for next month.
The National Park Service will hold these meetings to share information about the Commercial Use Authorization, or CUA, programs. The meetings begin with a presentation, followed by a Q&A session, discussion and networking.
The meetings will be held at the following locations:
- Fessenden Center Annex Building, 47017 Buxton Back Road, Buxton, 1-2 p.m. March 12.
- Ocracoke Community Center, 999 Irvin Garrish Highway, noon-1 p.m. March 13.
Outer Banks Group Headquarters at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, 1401 National Park Drive, Manteo, 1-2 p.m. March 14.
During the presentation, details will be given on the National Park Service standardized Road-Based Commercial Tour CUA Program, which will go into effect across the National Park System, including Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial, for road-based commercial tour operations occurring after Sept. 30.
The presentation also will provide an overview of the Seashore’s Commercial Services program, which permits businesses to provide the following visitor services through Commercial Use Authorizations at Cape Hatteras National Seashore: beach equipment services, beach fire services, guided fishing services, guided horseback tours, guided waterfowl hunting locations, interpretive and educational programs, non-motorized boat tours such as kayak tours, off-road vehicle driving tours, outdoor fitness classes such as yoga. photography instruction, road-based commercial tours and transportation, and watersport instruction, such as surfing lessons.