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Assateague Voices

Jan 20, 2021

In this episode, I talk with Gretchen Knapp of the National Park Service. Gretchen runs the Visitors Center in Tom’s Cove at the Virginia end. Gretchen and Assateague Island have been practically inseparable for most of her adult life. As we say in this episode, it’s not so much that she claimed the island as...


Jan 13, 2021

In this episode, I talk with Kelly Taylor of the National Park Service. Kelly manages the Assateague Island National Seashore Visitors Center in Maryland, which sits at the foot of the Verrazano Bridge that takes visitors from the mainland to the national and state parks. It’s got everything you need to learn about...


Jan 6, 2021

In this episode, we talk with Ashlie Kozlowski, Outreach Coordinator of the Assateague Island Alliance. AIA is the non-profit partner of Assateague Island National Seashore, and it contributes greatly to many of the park’s important programs such as the Wild Horse Management Program. Plus, if you want to name a foal,...


May 17, 2018

Conversation with Billy Weiland of Assateague Coastal Trust about ACT's #TrashFreeAssateague project, Hands Across the Sand, his blog The Marsh, and the most important lesson he's learned from nature (so far). Recorded at the Assateague Island Visitor Center and edited at the Assateague Island Surf Shop, home of...


Jan 1, 2018

Assateague offers solitude and surf, but it also offers something else: community. Day use visitors, Eurovan travelers, Mother's Day celebrants, weddings, proposals, surfers and surf fishers, horse lovers, stargazers, and lots of families of all shapes and sizes: They create a vibrant community of voices that connects...