Cemetery Clean Ups
The island cemeteries are very dear to our hearts here at HIGPS. This past year, we began a cemetery clean up project in order to preserve and protect them. Currently, we schedule most of the clean ups during the cooler months of the year due to critters such as snakes, mosquitoes, and an array of other unwanted visitors who more times than not, come out to see what we're doing to their habitat. So for the safety of our volunteers, we're off for the summer.
Please check our "Events" page often, especially starting around late October, for scheduled cemetery cleanups and information on how you can join us.
Preservation of historical structures, sites, and cemeteries...
Our island...our home...This is where our ancestors raised their families, worked hard, and lived. HIGPS, wants to preserve their memory. Either it be through the safe keeping of historical documents, artifacts, photographs, or restoration of historical structures. And with the constant changes happening on Hatteras Island, such as more and more vacation homes and businesses going up, we need to do all we can to be sure that the historical sites aren't destroyed in the process.
Currently, we do have discussions and the beginning phases going on in the background regarding some of these sites. We just have to get everything in order before we make any postings regarding them. This is a new venture for us. But one we are excited about and know you will be too.
Member participation will also be of the utmost importance. We are hoping the community, when the time is right, will step up to the plate with us and lend a hand. After all, this is what it's all about...working together to preserve our heritage, our past.