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 »
CFP Action Plan - Energy
Reduce park operations'
energy use emissions to
25 percent below
2007 levels by 2020.
According to Energy Star, the average American home has 30 light features; over their life cycle, 30 CFLs can save 13,500 kWh of electricity; this is equivalent to a total of 9.7 MTCO2E.As the Park currently has 69 housing structures in use as well as an additional 140 administrative structures, upgrading lighting options has the potential to make a significant impact on GHG emissions.
Some Completed Actions
· Worked with Cape Light Compact to switch to Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) in public park buildings.
· Installed energy managers on boilers in all public buildings with oil-fired boilers for heating, including researcher housing, maintenance buildings, ranger stations, and visitor centers.
· Inventoried all appliances and replaced ones 10 years or older with ENERGY STAR or better.
· Installed higher R-value insulation at SPVC and recycled denim insulation at the Race Point Ranger Station.
Some Planned Actions
· Install dimmable ballasts and pair lighting with photo sensors to reduce electricity use as recommended by 2010 energy audit.
· Continue the efforts of green building facilitators to track energy use in their buildings and promote awareness to other staff about high energy consumers and ways to conserve.
· Increase the use of bio based fuels for park buildings.
· Install energy meters to measure energy use and monitor big consumers.
· Replace old windows with new more energy-efficient windows.
· Install photovoltaic panels on park buildings, parking lots, and open areas such as Herring Cove, Highlands Center, headquarters, bathhouses, and other park facilities.
Did You Know?
In 1990, an intense series of storms uncovered a prehistoric site on Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, MA. Archaeologists excavated the Carns Site, which was lived in by native peoples during the Early and Middle Woodland period, or approximately 2,100 to 1,100 years ago.