Thursday, January 15, 2015

Community Square Revitalization

The Ocracoke Foundation continues to support our community by initiating and implementing projects that focus on environmental stewardship, responsible economic development, and education.

One of the Foundation's major current projects is the Revitalization of the Community Square.

Willis' Store, ca. 1930 (Now Working Watermen's Exhibit)
Earl O'Neal Collection

Immediate interest is directed at the following areas:
  • Dock Repair and Expansion, 
  • Shoreline Restoration, 
  • Wastewater Improvements, 
  • Environmental Enhancements, 
  • Conservation Easements, and 
  • Establishment of a Community Fund
More information about Community Store Project Planning is available here:

The Ocracoke Foundation continues to work hard to protect and preserve vital aspects of the island's traditional culture. Donations to further their work are always appreciated. Follow this link to make a charitable contribution:

Our current Ocracoke Newsletter is the seldom told story of the 1837 murder of Willis Williams by Jacob Gaskill. You can read it here:

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:02 AM

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