Nauset Marsh Trail Footbridge Temporary Closure After Labor Day
A small footbridge on the Nauset Marsh trail will be closed for repair for two weeks following Labor Day. Ask at the visitor center for detour information.
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.
Cape Cod National Seashore to Hold Public Scoping Meeting on Shorebird Management Planning
Contact: Shelley Hall, Chief of Natural Resources, 508-957-0737
Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price announced that on Thursday, May 26 the seashore will hold a public meeting to kick off a planning process for shorebird management. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at the Salt Pond Visitor Center, 50 Nauset Road at Route 6, Eastham. The public is invited to attend and make comments to inform the development of a comprehensive shorebird management plan/environmental assessment that will protect rare and threatened shorebirds while accommodating recreational use.
"Cape Cod National Seashore provides important nesting and staging habitat for these special birds", said Superintendent Price. "Protection of these species is complex given the seashore's annual visitation, which exceeds four million people, coupled with land use changes occurring on Cape Cod."
The meeting will begin with a brief presentation about the objectives for shorebird management and the planning process. The majority of the meeting will be devoted to public comment, recorded at listening stations. Written scoping comments may also be submitted at the meeting, by mail to Superintendent Price, Cape Cod National Seashore, 99 Marconi Station Site Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667, or electronically at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/CACO, through July 29, 2011. For more information, contact Shelley Hall, Chief of Natural Resources, at (508) 957-0737.
Did You Know?
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.