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 the island claimed her. In her two and a half decades there, she’s learned and taught what seems like everything there is to know about Assateague, from… well, too much to squeeze into this paragraph. You’ll just have to listen to find out. Recorded May 2018 and produced January 2021.