UPDATE – March 10th, 2020
We have been up to a LOT since this group was created! We have helped support Beach Nourishment Projects throughout the Outer Banks, and worked to set up Dune Maintenance Programs in the respective townships. We have also worked with many organizations to transport and place Christmas Trees on the beach to build dunes, plant pioneer and stabilization grasses, and shape and beautify Beach Accesses. Honestly, while doing all of this, we have neglected this website and we hope to make more of an impact on this site now that we are becoming more organized. We’re getting a lot done, but we know we can do more – especially with the friends we have met along the way! Keep an eye out for a lot of great news and opportunities to get involved!
UPDATE – January 27th, 2015
Kitty Hawk is holding a very important public forum on February 9th, 2015 in regards to funding a Beach Nourishment project! Read more about it by clicking here.
Spring 2013 – Better Beaches OBX has named an area near the Eckner Street Beach Access “Eckner Hill!” Eckner Hill is a sand dune, bolstered by SuperStorm Sandy which lasted through the “Saturn” Storm in early March 2013, with no established vegetation, and nothing protecting it, after nine surging high tide cycles. Better Beaches OBX is working to build this dune and encourage vegetation as an example of hope for rebuilding the protective dunes in Kitty Hawk. If you drive through Kitty Hawk, notice that there are several dunes that held during the storm and protected the properties around them. These natural barriers should be nurtured so they can protect us further.