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Cape Cod National Seashore Kicks Off Beyond the Beach Series with Return of the Tides on October 1

Herring River Dike, Wellfleet
Herring River Dike, Wellfleet
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News Release Date: September 20, 2013
Contact: Sue Haley, District Interpreter

The first program in the six-week series Beyond the Beach presented by Cape Cod National Seashore will take place on October 1 at 6:30 PM at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.

Return of the Tides – the Restoration of the Herring River, a Look Back and Ahead will focus on is a six-week series of presentations focused on the national seashore's diverse resources and programs, ranging from animal migrations and climate change impacts to historic and pre-historic resources, to technology associated with tracking coastal change and seismic research and education. All programs are free and wheelchair-accessible. The series will culminate on November 5 with a presentation by Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent, George Price with State of the Seashore: Successes and Challenges of 2013, and a Look Ahead to 2014.

If You Go: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham. For more information, call (508) 255-3421 or visit www.nps.gov/caco.

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Did You Know?

Wellfleet kettle ponds

Although the kettle ponds within Cape Cod National Seashore are within 2.5 km of the ocean and have been subjected to thousands of years of salt spray, they remain low in dissolved salts. Ponds are flushed out by inflowing and outflowing groundwater, which prevents salts from accumulating.