Janice Regan #15306
Director and Newsletter Editor
I have been coming to Hatteras since the 1990s and in 2012 purchased a home on the island which I occupy with my husband, Mike and our Golden Retriever, Gunnar. We spend most of our time on the island and have made lasting friendships here.
As is true for all of us involved in this organization, I strongly support open access so everyone can enjoy this magnificent park. I am hopeful that the improvements to access will continue as we work with the National Park Service to make sure this park continues as a recreational seashore and doesn’t revert to a nature preserve. I believe there is a way to preserve, protect and enjoy. These are not mutually exclusive concepts.
I think we need to expand our membership base which has historically been focused on the recreational fishing community to include others who also want open access. We need to encourage participation by younger people and increase junior membership programs so this organization will grow in the future.