Sections of Boardwalk Closed at Red Maple Swamp Trail
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.
Announcing the Provincetown Municipal Airport Capital Improvements Plan Availability and 30-Day Comment Period
Contact: Lauren McKean, Park Planner, 508-957-0731
The Provincetown Municipal Airport Commission proposes a Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) of safety and facility improvements at the Provincetown Municipal Airport (Airport or PVC). Implementation of the CIP will fulfill the mission of the Airport to operate a safe, secure, and reliable non-hub primary service airport receiving scheduled airline passenger service. The Airport is located within the Cape Cod National Seashore (CCNS), on Outer Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
The National Park Service and Federal Aviation Administration pursuant to the requirements of NEPA have made available for public review and comment the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR)/Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Capital Improvements Plan at the municipal airport located in Provincetown, Massachusetts because NPS owns the land and permits the airport activity.
This document considers 12 Airport improvements projects that are proposed for the Airport's Capital Improvements Program (CIP). The projects are listed below and descriptions and figures of the projects are provided in the EA. These projects are being considered in a single FEIR/EA to facilitate an integrated assessment of effects to the environment.
Proposed CIP Projects
1.Westerly Taxiway System Improvements (Realign West End, Mid Connector and a portion of the Parallel TWs)
2.Relocate East End TW
3.Reconstruct Terminal Apron
4.Reconstruct Easterly End of Partial Parallel TW
5.Install TW Lighting and Construct Electric Vault
6.Repair Sightseeing Shack
7.Improve Access Road to Approach Lights (MALSF)
8.Construct Service Access Roads to AWOS and LES
9.Install Perimeter Fence
10.Expand Auto Parking
11.Expand Terminal Building
12.Expand Turf Apron
The public review period commences on January 11, 2012 and comments will be accepted until February 10, 2012.Inadditiontosending comments to the project proponents,pleasesendcomments to Superintendent, Cape Cod National Seashore,99MarconiSite Road, Wellfleet, MA, 02667 Telephone: (508) 771-2144,Fax:(508) 349-9052 or email at e-mail us.A copy is available for review at the Cape Cod National Seashore Marconi Headquarters Office and the Provincetown Public Library can be accessed online at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/or the park's website at www.nps.gov/caco, and the Airport's website located at http://www.provincetown-ma.gov/index.aspx?NID=860.
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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.