Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy OBX nominees, we have nominee Outer Banks Conservationists, nominated by donor Meghan Agresto (
magresto) who is also the site manager at Currituck Beach Lighthouse! Outer Banks Conservationists work to protect our natural, cultural, and historic resources through preservation and conservation. They operate both Island Farm and Currituck Beach Lighthouse. You can find their web site here.
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About nominee Outer Banks Conservationists
We began our work in 1980. At that time, the duplex Keepers’ Dwelling at the Currituck Beach Lighthouse compound had been abandoned for nearly 45 years. For Outer Banks Conservationists, it was worth saving. Ten years later, the Keepers’ Dwelling was almost completely restored, the entire compound manicured and reclaimed, and the Lighthouse – open to the public. Today, we continue to maintain and operate the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, along with another historic site – Island Farm on Roanoke Island.
We work to protect natural, cultural, and historic resources through preservation and conservation of a sense of place, and through public education, interpretation, and outreach, to instill these values in others for the benefit of future generations.
Our staff, working on the Currituck Banks and on Roanoke Island, operate a lighthouse and farm not as employees – but as your hosts to another time and place. As they go about their chores, cleaning the Fresnel lens that still flashes every 90 seconds, or shearing the sheep that graze several feet from centuries-old oak trees, they keep alive the sense of place so that your family can make their own memories of the Outer Banks.
We are a lean group of conservators, taking a dynamic role in the history of our place.
So check out this fascinating dive into Currituck Beach Lighthouse's first order Fresnel lens, starring none other than nominator Meghan Agresto, then please visit the page of Outer Banks Conservationists to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!