Park Service approves environmental review of improvements at Wright Brothers Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial covers 428 acres. [image courtesy NPS]
The National Park Service’s Interior Region 2 recently approved a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the General Management Plan Amendment and Environmental Assessment (EA) for Wright Brothers National Memorial.
A public review and comment period helped guide the development of the amendment to the 1997 General Management Plan. The approved amendment includes the following actions:
  • Redesign the visitor center parking area;
  • Create new trails and a multi-use path;
  • Add new benches, shade structures, and interpretive waysides through the park;
  • Construct a new sheltered open-air interpretive/educational pavilion;
  • Conduct vegetation thinning and screening to improve views throughout the park;
  • Install recreational vehicle sites for park staff, volunteers or administrative use;
  • Repurpose the partner facility to provide adequate administration space; and
  • Continue plans to partner with the town of Kill Devil Hills.

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