Park rangers on a remote barrier island off the Georgia coast say they have found a historical treasure — an 80-foot fragment of an old shipwreck nearly buried beneath the sand. Archaeologists from the National Park Service uncovered the wreckage last week.
Cumberland Island National Seashore officials are asking the public to give them guidance on the seashore's core values. It's all part of an effort to update foundation documents at all of the National Park System's nearly 400 sites across the country. Foundation documents don't provide specific management actions but do guide policy decisions.
Cumberland Island National Seashore officials are asking the public to give them guidance on the seashore's core values. It's all part of a an effort to update Foundation Documents at all of the National Park System's nearly 400 units across the country.
The National Park Service has given the go ahead for Cumberland Island National Seashore to raze three-homes that recently came into agency's possession. The decision finalizes a plan spelling out how the Seashore will use seven island homes that two years ago became public property under agreements signed in the 1970's.
Visitors to Cumberland Island can request van tours to the island's remotest sections starting this week. Congress mandated the tours in 2004. National Seashore superintendent Fred Boyles says it took the park service seven years to begin the tours because officials had to put the van tours through a lengthy review process.
Officials with the National Park Service have unveiled their plans for what to do with seven properties. The properties were once private. But now they've come into NPS control. One historic home could become a public education center. But some want to keep it private because they believe NPS can't keep it up.