Emergency Services Advisory Board — regular meeting
Room 108 (downstairs conference room) — Oak Island Town Hall
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a bat biologist? If so, this is the program for you! Join Becky Skiba, Southern Coastal Education Specialist with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, and Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department staff for this exciting program. Using a bird mist net and rubber bat replicas, participants will wear headlamps to remove the bats while learning what biologists look for when handling bats, along with lots of great bat-rific information!
A bat box will be on display so that participants can learn more about providing valuable shelter for these wonderful animals in your own backyard. In addition, two bat boxes will be given away at this program!
This program is appropriate for all age levels. Registration is limited to 30, so sign up early! Pre-registration is required, and will close on Saturday, January 21st. To pre-register for this program, please call the Oak Island Recreation Center at 910-278-551
The Town boasts 65 public beach accesses on miles of sandy beaches, as well as fishing docks and piers, boat ramps and many other access points to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Davis Canal, making it the perfect location for fishing, boating, kayaking and other water activities. The Town also has a municipal golf course and eight parks, ranging from a fishing T at the west end of the island to a large park on the mainland complete with baseball and football fields. There is a skate park, a dog park, a cabana on the oceanfront with an observation deck and plenty of places to find a quiet spot to relax and enjoy the view. Area businesses, like piers and marinas, restaurants and ice cream shops, also help make vacationers feel welcome while catering to full-time residents.
The Town covers much of the island and includes areas on the mainland around both bridges, such as the golf course community of South Harbour Village. There are also thousands of undeveloped acres near the Swain’s Cut Bridge.
We hope you enjoy finding out more about the Town of Oak Island, and if you’re not already here, we look forward to seeing you soon! Looking for information on accommodations and local businesses?
Town Hall: 4601 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465
Hours: Mon – Fri 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (910) 278-5011
Reminder: Today we are hosting a webinar presentation on the unique challenges resort towns face and the financial impacts meeting these challenges has on our communities. The webinar is at 11 a.m. (in Council Chambers, Oak Island Town Hall). The webinar features Dr. Rebecca Tippett, Director of Carolina Demography at the UNC Carolina Population Center and author of the RTCC-commissioned report, Benefits and Challenges of Tourism for NC Communities. Dr. Tippett will present the results of her study, which focuses on measures of the fiscal impact to tourism-based communities in meeting service demands from peak seasonal populations. The webinar is presented ...read more