Access to the Coast Guard Beach in Eastham will be closed Tuesday, May 21.
Access to the Coast Guard Beach in Eastham will be closed Tuesday, May 21, from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM so seashore staff can create an accessible path in advance of the summer season.
Storm damage, construction affecting access at seashore locations; reduction in programming
Due to erosion, there is no beach access at Nauset Light and Marconi beaches. Access at the Marconi Site is limited. Parts of the Nauset Marsh and Red Maple Swamp trails are closed. Nauset Bike Trail construction is underway. More »
National Park Service photo
Letter to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (March 2012)
The Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Comission was first authorized in 1961. The purpose of the commission is to consult with the Secretary of the Interior, or his/her designee, about matters relating to the development of Cape Cod National Seashore and specific sections of the Act establishing the seashore.
Commissioners are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior and represent the six towns within the seashore boundary, plus Barnstable County, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Secretary of the Interior.
The commission meets regularly with the park superintendent to discuss specific seashore issues and to remain knowledgable about seashore programs, facilities, activities, and issues. As indicated by its name, the commission is advisory in nature.
Some standing committees are in place to analyze park issues, seek public input, and make recommendations to the superintendent. In dealing with a particularly complex or controversial issue, the park superintendent will occasionally ask the commission to explore the many sides of an issue, and develop and present a report which the superintendent will consider in making a decision.
Most recently, the commission presented recommendations about the use of personal water craft within the boundary of the national seashore, off-road vehicle use, the General Management Plan, and future use and management of the Dune Shacks of the Peaked Hill Bars Historic District.
Advisory Commission Charter (2003)
Richard F. Delaney, Chair and Representative of the Secretary of the Interior
Judith B. Stephenson, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Mark Robinson, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Alternate)
Sheila Lyons, Barnstable County
William Clark, Barnstable County (Alternate)
Mary Jo Avellar, Provincetown
Sharon Lynn, Provincetown (Alternate)
Maureen Burgess, Truro
Vacant, Truro (Alternate)
Thomas Reinhart, Wellfleet
Ted Thomas, Wellfleet (Alternate)
Edward C. Sabin, Eastham
Don Nuendel, Eastham (Alternate)
Richard W. Philbrick, Orleans
Larry O. Spaulding, Orleans (Alternate)
William R. Hammatt, Chatham
Vacant, Chatham (Alternate)
Did You Know?
Kettle pond surface water levels are controlled by local groundwater levels. Around Cape Cod National Seashore ponds, these levels range from six to nine feet above average sea level. The bottoms of all the kettle ponds are below sea level.