About Outer Banks Conservationists, Inc.


Outer Banks Conservationists, Inc. (OBC), was founded in 1980 and is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3). The mission of OBC is to protect natural, cultural, and historic resources through preservation and conservation of a sense of place, and through public education, interpretation, and outreach, to instill these values in others for the benefit of future generations.

Since Outer Banks Conservationists, Inc. added the Island Farm project to its nonprofit work nearly a dozen years ago, much research has been done with the help of archaeologists, historians, architectural historians, and experts in period furnishings.

Without the generous contribution of Etheridge descendants, Lee Zenovah Salet, Lou Salet Glad, and Natalie Salet Peterson, Island Farm would no longer exist. They donated the original farm house and one-half acre of land to OBC in the 1980s.

OBC is also grateful to Allen and Lorna Daniels, owners of Roanoke Island’s oldest restaurant, Darrell’s, the locals favorite, who both donated property as well as made the acquisition of additional farm property available at less-than market value. OBC thanks the Daniels family for their contribution to preserving our island’s history and culture.

In addition, OBC has restored and continues to maintain and operate the Currituck Beach Light Station in Corolla, North Carolina. The Currituck Beach Lighthouse was awarded to the nonprofit by the United States Department of the Interior and the deed transferred to OBC on October 17, 2003.

Outer Banks Conservationists, Inc., P.O. Box 970, Manteo, NC 27954.

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