Access at seashore locations
Sections of the boardwalk at the Red Maple Swamp Trail have been closed due to structural deterioration and safety concerns. Check at Salt Pond Visitor Center for the current status of this trail, and for your safety, remain out of closed areas.
Climate Friendly Parks Program at Cape Cod National Seashore
Climate Friendly Parks
The Climate Friendly Parks Program (CFP) is a collaboration of the National Park Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that helps parks fulfill their role as stewards of the nation’s most important natural and cultural resources. The program provides national parks with comprehensive support and with tools and resources to address climate change both within park boundaries and in surrounding communities.
Climate Friendly Park Action Plan Implementation
From May 19-20, 2010, Cape Cod National Seashore hosted a Climate Friendly Parks Workshop to begin developing a Climate Action Plan. This plan describes the actions (policies, programs, and measures) the park will take to reduce its GHG emissions.Read about the goals and sustainable strategies Cape Cod National Seashore will use to mitigate emissions and to adapt to climate change impacts in our Action Plan.
The park has a Green Team that meets monthly to develop, track, and implement climate friendly initiatives laid out in our Action Plan.
Climate Change Scenario Planning
The Interagency Climate Change Scenario Planning Cape Cod Pilot Project was established to develop a successful and replicable process for integrating climate change mitigation and adaptation measures into a transportation and land use planning strategy. Learn more at the Cape Cod National Seashore Scenario Planning page.
Climate Change Information
What is climate change? How does it affect our national parks, and specifically Cape Cod National Seashore? Learn more at these links:
How You Can Help
Calculate your carbon footprint and learn methods for reduction at these interactive websites.
Did You Know?
In the mid-19th century, Henry David Thoreau walked the Atlantic coastline of Cape Cod, recording his adventures in his narrative "Cape Cod". To literally follow in Thoreau’s footsteps today would require scuba gear. Cape Cod’s Outer Beach sees an average erosion rate of close to 4 feet per year.