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 »
Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod - Decade of Service Recognized
Contact: Lauren McKean, NPS Highlands Center Project Manager, 508-957-0731
Superintendent George Price announced today that the Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod received the Northeast Region’s George B. Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Group Service. One of 16 nominees from the 13 states of National Park Service’s Northeast Region, from Maine to Virginia, AmeriCorps was selected for their excellence in service. The award is named for Mr. Hartzog who was the Director of the National Park Service who initiated the Volunteer-In-Parks program in 1970. Hartzog said, “When a VIP (volunteer) agrees to share his talents, skills and interests with the National Park Service, he is paying us one of the highest compliments possible by offering a most valued possession – his time.” Price reflected, “Each division’s work throughout the seashore is enhanced by AmeriCorps Cape Cod’s volunteer service. We have been proud to work with them and are happy to honor their 10th Anniversary.”
Since its beginning in 1999, the AmeriCorps Cape Cod program has provided 10 years of quality service to the 15 towns on Cape Cod. During this time, the national seashore has benefited more than 30,000 hours of AmeriCorps service. Through group projects and individual placements, Corps members have worked with the seashore planning, natural resources, cultural resources, maintenance, and fire management divisions to improve the quality of park facilities and visitor information.
A full-time residential service program, AmeriCorps Cape Cod performs community service in the areas of natural resource management and disaster services. The program is funded by Barnstable County and through grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Massachusetts Service Alliance. Housing for members is provided by Barnstable County and Cape Cod National Seashore.
For more information about the AmeriCorps Cape Cod program visit their website at www.rdoac.org/americorps or call their office, 508-375-6869.
Did You Know?
At its peak, the Pamet Cranberry Company of Truro harvested 166 barrels of cranberries in a single fall season. Emerging wetland and upland vegetation is enveloping the former bog, with only the historic Bog House standing as a reminder.