Sequestration imposes cuts at Cape Lookout National Seashore
Sequestration imposed a 5 percent budget cut on all National Park Service facilities. That has resulted in a reduction of $123,417 to Cape Lookout National Seashore’s budget of nearly two-and-a-half million dollars. Because of the cut visitors will see some changes in Seashore operations. The Harkers Island Visitor Center will close on weekends beginning this Sunday with all Ranger-led interpretive programs at Harkers Island and the Cape Lookout lighthouse discontinued. The Seashore will also stop taking ticket reservations for climbing the lighthouse with tickets now available on a first-come, first-served basis. I’m George Olsen.