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Jones concerned about signs posted at Hatteras

Congressman Walter Jones is asking the National Park Service to
change signs posted at Cape Hatteras that he says falsely tell
people they can’t leave footprints on the beach.

In a letter sent Friday to park service officials, Jones says
the new signs make it appear that people visiting the Cape Hatteras
National Seashore Recreational Area are only allowed to walk in
shallow water to wash away their footprints.

Jones says new regulations designed to protect nesting sea
turtles actually limit people to walking below the high tide line,
and doesn’t require them to actually stand in the ocean.
The North Carolina Republican says the signs will confuse
visitors and hurt local businesses.

A call to the park service was not immediately returned Friday.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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