Nauset Bike Trail partial closure in effect
The Nauset Bike Trail between Salt Pond Visitor Center and Tomahawk Trail will be closed from October 30 to mid-December for rehabilitation. No bike or pedestrian access will be allowed during this time.
Access at seashore locations
The Nauset Marsh Trail bridge was destroyed in a storm last winter. For current conditions, check at the Salt Pond Visitor Center. 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?
The Province Lands area of the Cape Cod National Seashore in Provincetown is also known as the second-oldest “common lands” in the nation, second only to Boston Common. It was put aside in the 1600s by Plymouth Colony as a fisheries reserve.